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The Brothers Karamazov - Konstantin Mochulski, Andrew R. MacAndrew, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Brothers Karamazov
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In 1880 Dostoevsky completed The Brothers Karamazov, the literary effort for which he had been preparing all his life. Compelling, profound, complex, it is the story of a patricide and of the four sons who each had a motive for murder: Dmitry, the sensualist, Ivan, the intellectual; Alyosha, the... show more
In 1880 Dostoevsky completed The Brothers Karamazov, the literary effort for which he had been preparing all his life. Compelling, profound, complex, it is the story of a patricide and of the four sons who each had a motive for murder: Dmitry, the sensualist, Ivan, the intellectual; Alyosha, the mystic; and twisted, cunning Smerdyakov, the bastard child. Frequently lurid, nightmarish, always brilliant, the novel plunges the reader into a sordid love triangle, a pathological obsession, and a gripping courtroom drama. But throughout the whole, Dostoevsky searhes for the truth--about man, about life, about the existence of God. A terrifying answer to man's eternal questions, this monumental work remains the crowning achievement of perhaps the finest novelist of all time.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553212167 (0553212168)
ASIN: 553212168
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Pages no: 1045
Edition language: English
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Alyosha endeared me to this novel. I've read it twice now and might have another go when I get my copy back from a coworker. He's so compassionate and kind, one wants to have a friend like Alyosha in real life, someone who sees beyond what we do and straight into who we could be. Alyosha is the wo...
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