The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor DostoyevskyThe Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Brothers Karamazov

byFyodor Dostoyevsky

Paperback | August 23, 2005

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This brilliant work by one of Russia's foremost novelists teems with greed, passion, depravity, and complex moral issues. Three brothers, involved in the brutal murder of their despicable father, find their lives irrevocably altered as they are driven by intense, uncontrollable emotions of rage and revenge.
One of the most powerful and significant authors in all modern fiction, Fyodor Dostoevsky was the son of a harsh and domineering army surgeon who was murdered by his own serfs (slaves), an event that was extremely important in shaping Dostoevsky's view of social and economic issues. He studied to be an engineer and began work as a draf...
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Title:The Brothers KaramazovFormat:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:August 23, 2005Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Greatest Novel of All Time The title says it all. This is the greatest piece of literature ever committed to paper.
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not an easy read This is definitely not an easy book to read but worth the effort. It provides a thought-provoking look at man's soul and the choices we make.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great read It was tough for me to read this when I was younger but giving it another chance now I enjoyed it much more
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the target audience Believe you me, I really don't want to say anything negative about this book, especially when so many people have given it high ratings and it is considered a literary and philosophical masterpiece and whatnot. Probably, it's also featured on many "Must Read Before You Die" book lists. But, I'm sorry, I just didn't like it, and the main reason for this is probably because I'm not the target audience for this work. While there were some thought-provoking chapters like "The Grand Inquisitor" that were interesting, most of the story just didn't appeal to me plot-wise at all, and I only really read through it because I have to for a novel studies course at uni. Still though, I can't say much that's positive about this in my viewpoint, because clearly the novel isn't targeted at me. So, I'll leave it at this: it deserves all of the praise it gets from a literary standpoint, but I myself just am not into it.
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites by Dostoevsky Dostoevsky at his finest. Intellectually stimulating, great plot and cast of characters.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Book Great read. The characters are all very deep and the conversations between them are dense. There are many sections that I needed to reread. This translation is great. A classic for a reason!
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! one of the best books ever written
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic really enjoyed this - great book
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must-Read! This book is a truly amazing masterpiece and a classic work of literature! It is lengthy, but definitely worth the amount of time it takes to read it! I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves Russian literature, as this is one of Dostoevsky's best novels with a dark plot that keeps you into suspense right until the end.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Conflicted It took me a solid 3 months to get through this novel. I expected a murder mystery but instead got a philosophical work questioning morality, existentialism, and a whole legal trial. This is my first time reading Dostoevsky so I really didn't know what to expect going into it. I must admit I fell asleep reading some chapters, some parts were exceptionally dry in my opinion. But overall, the way the plot unfolded and all the characters' journey's made this a very worthwhile read. Definitely recommend to those interested in religion, law, or philosophy.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Certainly one of Dostoevsky's masterpieces, a bit long but worth the read.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome story Certainly one of Dostoevsky's masterpieces, a bit long but worth the read.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Certainly one of Dostoevsky's masterpieces, a bit long but worth the read.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Translation Well done, translation is crucial when reading a book originally published/written in another language and this book translated exceptionally well. Noting is lost in the translation and it is a moving book to read.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from probably his most accessible book A great story which resonates even today.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic really enjoyed the dark russian soul.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite book I have read this translation three times. Greatest novel of all time, best translation. You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read My second Dostoevsky book after Crime and Punishment, the more I read the more I fall in love with this author. A story about passion, crime, love, despair and hope, you will not be disappointed, this novel has it all.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite translation Currently my number 1 favourite book. Do yourself a favour and read!
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One. Of. The. Best. Okay, so it took me months to read this, and I read a few other books in between but it was definitely worth the effort. Probably one of the best books I have ever read. If you have the patience or the time, give it a shot. It is especially good for anybody interested in philosophy or the liberal sciences/arts as Dostoevsky is a writer who knew people more than most.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow Dostoevsky is one of the Russian greats. His character development can hardly be surpassed.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Insightful My favorite chapters in the book are those in which characters have tangential soliloquies. This is some serious character development and insight.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not a beach book I read much of this on vacation (airports, plane, beach, etc) and this wasn't the right way to read such a dense, deep book. There's just too much - characters, plot, themes, ideas - for such a distracted atmosphere. I did get enough out of it to know that I wasn't giving it the attention it deserves and will be rereading it soon.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute classic #plumreview Dostoevsky once again plumbs the depths of human psychology with this epic tale of the Karamazov brothers, all with very disparate personalities, and their n'er do well father. If you're a fan of "Crime and Punishment" this book further explores similar themes. One of the finest examples of Russian literature.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If there is any reason to read Russian Literature, this book is it! Dostoevsky at his best. This version was translated by my favorite Russian translator Constance Garnett. If you are questioning making a committment to this epic read, just flip open to the chapter titled "The Grand Inquisitor" and take 10 minutes out of your day to revel in the reason why the pen is indeed mightier than the sword. A page turning, mind gripping, philosophical adventure into the heart of mankind.
Date published: 2013-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Brothers Karamazov" I think that “Brothers Karamasov” is the best Dostoyevsky’s novel. It is the warm story about brothers’ love and competition. Three brothers Dimitri (ex soldier), Ivan (student, philosopher and rationalist) and Alexei (monk) are completely different personalities, they grew up in the different conditions and the only string between them is their father. Fyodor Pavlovich, the father, is an alcoholic and a difficult who character has no interest in his sons. However, the relation between the four of them drives much of the plot in the novel. The story involves love, crime, betrayal, suffering and hope. This book can be seen from different sides: if you like a good criminal story you will find one here. If you like to learn more about “Russian soul”, Orthodox Church, hierarchy in “old Russia” or early communist thoughts, you will be able to do that in an easy and enjoyable way. Brothers Karamasov is a classic novel and if you haven’t read it yet you may want to try, as it is going to open whole new world in front of you.
Date published: 2012-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Five Words Five words: It was written by Dostoevsky.
Date published: 2006-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Read The Brothers Karamazov is not only a great novel that delves deep into the human psyche and the Russian soul, but it has been studied by political scholars. Dostoevsky came from an aristocratic family and served in the military, but gave up all that this promised him in the post-Napoleonic years to write full time. It switches to a different character each chapter, and each brother has a different life. This writing and everything about this amazing. Even though I preferred Crime and Punishment to the Brothers Karamazov, it still is a great work of art.
Date published: 2006-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Understanding the complexities of the human soul Written in 1880, Dostoyevsky's last novel raises age old issues within the hearts of men. Does God exist? Is there life after death? Where does evil come from? Framed within pre-communist Russia, the concept of socialism is introduced. Dostoyevsky creates a fascinating plot regarding the murder of Fyodor Karamazov by one of his sons. It is a story of passion, hatred, greed and murder. The strength of the book is the development and complexity of the characters. The author reveals the values by which Karamazov's sons live out their lives. Dostoyevsky shows how the beliefs and values of people shape their behaviours, choices and ultimately their destiny. This book is a classic in that it's characters transcend their time and culture by addressing the struggles that people of all times face.
Date published: 2001-02-05