The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [NOOK Book]

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THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV is considered (along with CRIME AND PUNISHMENT) one of Dostoyevsky's greatest novels. The story follows the Karamazov brothers who resolve to commit patricide; on a deeper level it is a spiritual dramatization of the struggle between faith, doubt, reason, and free will.
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The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Overview

THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV is considered (along with CRIME AND PUNISHMENT) one of Dostoyevsky's greatest novels. The story follows the Karamazov brothers who resolve to commit patricide; on a deeper level it is a spiritual dramatization of the struggle between faith, doubt, reason, and free will.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012146410
  • Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/25/2011
  • Series: Halcyon Classics , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 239,861
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was a leading 19th century Russian writer, whose works explored human psychology in the troubled context of Tsarist Russia.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV, which is one of Dostoyevsky's all time b

    THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV, which is one of Dostoyevsky's all time best, perhaps the best, adds to make him perhaps the best writer of all times. The author came up with so many great ideas and characters that are so real to life even in their complex emotions and rationales that we relate to the characters as if we are in their heads. In the end, not only do we have a great story, we are also left with a beautifully written work of political, psychological, sociological, ethical and psychological thought that is very true not only to Russia, but to other lands and peoples as well.

    The greatest soul writer of all times and great contributor to human psychology successfully created a beautiful and amazing dynamism between the Karamazov brothers that has been the core of many stories after involving siblings. There is the unreliable father, the old Fyodor Karamazov whose life dominates his sons and whose death casts a huge shadow on their future.

    Sensual Alyosha who is the youngest of the Karamazov brothers is the main character of the story, and he is noted for his strong faith in god and humanity, deep kindness and sense of sacrifice.
    Ivan the atheist has a sharp mind and is the critical analyzer who seeks for meaning in everything. He is skeptical and dwells more on rationale in his dealing with people and issues. In the end, his intellectual mind misleads him and opens the doors to the nightmares in his life.
    Dmitry is the sensitive brother who has a strong consideration for anything living, Smerdyakov their half-brother, is the cunning illegitimate son of old Fyodor Karamazov and works as Fyodor's servant.

    The characters of the brothers and the events of their lives made for the complex and fascinating story of exceptional proportions, where faith, meekness, atheism, indifference and slavery to negative instincts and impulses are often in conflict. Faith and atheism or disbelief in God is taken to epic proportions in Ivan's encounter with the devil.

    Dostoevsky stated that, "when there is no God, all is permitted.". That assertion is reinforced in books like UNION MOUJIK,THE IDIOT and CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. The absence of God or lack of faith in man makes it possible for man to thrive in his worst animal instincts. Even when man starts with good intentions, the absence of faith usually derails him to the point where the good intentions are overshadowed by the negative effects of his actions. My conclusion is that this is a rare masterpiece.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Tremendous story

    I gained a lot of insight by reading his book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 29, 2012

    Good Value for a Classic Novel!

    A quite readable translation of Dostoevsky's classic novel. I had no real complaints about the formatting, other than it was a little plain -- it could have used a slightly better table-of-contents, but otherwise there's not much to criticize. Well worth it!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Glich

    I was enjoying the ebook until I reached a certain page and it just exits. I try to go back in it tries to process then exits.

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