The Brothers Karamazov: (Beloved Books Edition)

The Brothers Karamazov: (Beloved Books Edition)

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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
     
 

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Generally considered one of Dostoyevsky's greatest novels, on the surface it is the story of a patricide in which all of the murdered man's sons share varying degrees of complicity, but on a deeper level it is a spiritual dramatization of the struggle between faith, doubt, reason, and free will. It is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, and…  See more details below

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Generally considered one of Dostoyevsky's greatest novels, on the surface it is the story of a patricide in which all of the murdered man's sons share varying degrees of complicity, but on a deeper level it is a spiritual dramatization of the struggle between faith, doubt, reason, and free will. It is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, and reason, set against a modernizing Russia. Since its publication, it has been acclaimed all over the world by thinkers as diverse as Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Martin Heidegger, Cormac McCarthy, Kurt Vonnegut and Pope Benedict XVI as one of the supreme achievements in literature.

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ISBN-13:
9781105796005
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Lulu.com
Publication date:
05/24/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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The Brothers Karamazov 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
FlamableSteve More than 1 year ago
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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This book changed my outlook on life in so many ways. The chapters 'Rebellion', 'Grand Inquisitor', and 'The Devil: Ivan's Nightmare' are literature at its finest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it was the greatest book ever