The Karamazov brothers
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Avsey, Ignat, translator.
Published
Oxford : New York :, c1994.
Status
East - Adult Fiction
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Format
Book
Physical Desc
xxxiv, 1012 pages; 19 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
0192826646 (pbk.), 9780192826640 (pbk.), 0192835092 (pbk.)
Lexile measure
1150

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Dostoevsky's last and greatest novel, The Karamazov Brothers (1880), is both a brilliantly told crime story and a passionate philosophical debate. The dissolute landowner Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov is murdered; his sons - the atheist intellectual Ivan, the hot-blooded Dmitry, and the saintly novice Alyosha - are all at some level involved. Bound up with this intense family drama is Dostoevsky's exploration of many deeply felt ideas about the existence of God, the question of human freedom, the collective nature of guilt, the disastrous consequences of rationalism. The novel is also richly comic: the Russian Orthodox Church, the legal system, and even the author's most cherished causes and beliefs are presented with a note of irreverence, so that orthodoxy and radicalism, sanity and madness, love and hatred, right and wrong are no longer mutually exclusive. Rebecca West considered it 'the allegory for the world's maturity', but with children to the fore. This new translation does full justice to Dostoevsky's genius, particularly in the use of the spoken word, which ranges over every mode of human expression. -- Publisher description.
Language
Translation of: Bratʹ︠ıa︡ Karamazovy.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Dostoyevsky, F., & Avsey, I. (1994). The Karamazov brothers. Oxford: New York.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881 and Ignat, Avsey. 1994. The Karamazov Brothers. Oxford: New York.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881 and Ignat, Avsey, The Karamazov Brothers. Oxford: New York, 1994.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, and Ignat Avsey. The Karamazov Brothers. Oxford: New York, 1994. Print.

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