The Brothers Karamazov (Penguin Classics)
This novel was Dostoyevsky's last and finest work, telling the story of the four Karamazov brothers—each with his own distinct personality and desires. Driven by intense, uncontrollable emotions of rage and revenge, they all become involved in the brutal murder of their despicable father.... show more
This novel was Dostoyevsky's last and finest work, telling the story of the four Karamazov brothers—each with his own distinct personality and desires. Driven by intense, uncontrollable emotions of rage and revenge, they all become involved in the brutal murder of their despicable father. Exploring the secret depths of humanity's struggles and sins, Dostoyevsky unfolds a grand epic which attempts to venture into mankind's darkest heart, and grasp the true meaning of existence.
Publish date: April 29th 2003
Pages no: 1013
Edition language: English
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I've delayed this review because I was (and I am) strongly convinced that adding my opinion to the list of million of opinions in the world about the book was..unnecessary. Particularly because giving to The Brothers Karamazov 4 stars could be judged as a crime! But, to appease the potentially angry...
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...