The Brothers Karamazov (Penguin Black Classics)

Author(s): Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Classics | Classic Classics (& a few surprises)

When brutal landowner Fyodor Karamazov is murdered, the lives of his sons are changed irrevocably: Mitya, the sensualist, whose bitter rivalry with his father immediately places him under suspicion for parricide; Ivan, the intellectual, whose mental tortures drive him to breakdown; the spiritual Alyosha, who tries to heal the family's rifts; and the shadowy figure of their bastard half-brother Smerdyakov. As the ensuing investigation and trial reveal the true identity of the murderer, Dostoyevsky's dark masterpiece evokes a world where the lines between innocence and corruption, good and evil, blur and everyone's faith in humanity is tested.

Product Information

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky was born in Moscow in 1821. Between 1849 & 1854 he lived in a convict prison, and in later years his passion for gambling led him deeply into debt. He died in 1881. He is also the author of Crime & Punishment, The Idiot and The Devils. David McDuff has translated a number of 19th-century Russian prose works for Penguin Classics.

General Fields

  • : 9780140449242
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 1.58
  • : May 2003
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 44mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • : Paperback
  • : 2003
  • : English
  • : 891.73/3
  • : good
  • : 2003267786
  • : 1056
  • : General & literary fiction; Classic fiction
  • : chronology, notes