The Brothers Karamazov (Annotated) [NOOK Book]

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This edition is annotated, with additional information about the Brothers Karamazov. This work has also been formatted for your NOOK.

The Brothers Karamazov (Russian: Братья Карамазовы, Brat'ya Karamazovy, pronounced [ˈbratʲjə kərɐˈmazəvɨ]) is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dostoyevsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial in The Russian Messenger and completed in ...
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Overview

This edition is annotated, with additional information about the Brothers Karamazov. This work has also been formatted for your NOOK.

The Brothers Karamazov (Russian: Братья Карамазовы, Brat'ya Karamazovy, pronounced [ˈbratʲjə kərɐˈmazəvɨ]) is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dostoyevsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial in The Russian Messenger and completed in November 1880. Dostoyevsky intended it to be the first part in an epic story titled The Life of a Great Sinner, but he died less than four months after its publication.

The Brothers Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel set in 19th century Russia, that enters deeply into the ethical debates of God, free will, and morality. It is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, and reason, set against a modernizing Russia. Dostoyevsky composed much of the novel in Staraya Russa, which inspired the main setting. Since its publication, it has been acclaimed as one of the supreme achievements in literature.
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  • BN ID: 2940148900290
  • Publisher: Bronson Tweed Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/22/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,332,925
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted February 22, 2009

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    Do NOT buy this translation

    Constance Garnett is terrible. Do not get an book translated by her.
    Get the David McDuff translation or the Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky translation.

    This is the best book I have ever read. Hands down.
    The first 30 pages or so(first 'book') is somewhat dull, but after the story begins to pick up, it is the most fascinating book you will ever read!
    The plot is good. It is a fascinating murder story. I couldn't quite classify it as a mystery, as the intent of the book isn't to figure out who killed 'him', but it is nonetheless intriguing. What is more important, though, is the philosophy. The book is largely an exploration of a variety of religious questions. Those, I will let you ponder for yourself.
    The greatest virtue of the novel is the characterization. Dostoevsky an incredible ability to paint a character portrait.
    5 stars... For the better translation!

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    I loved this book it was the greatest book ever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2002

    A Great Read

    I definitely enjoyed this novel. Although it was written over 100 years ago, the issues brought forth in the book still linger today. Religion, psychology, passion... I thought it very interesting that each of these brothers were so very different. What I especially found interesting were the arguments discussing the necessary elements of being a good parent. I definite recommend it as a good read...it's lengthy, but quite interesting.

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