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After spending four years in a Siberian penal settlement, during which time he underwent a religious conversion, Dostoevsky developed a keen ability for deep character analysis. In The Brothers Karamazov, he explores human nature at its most loathsome and cruel but never flinches at what he finds.

The Brothers Karamazov tells the stirring tale of four brothers: the pleasure-seeking, impatient Dmitri; the brilliant and morose Ivan; the gentle, loving, and honest Alyosha; and the illegitimate Smerdyakov: shy, silent, and cruel. The four unite in the murder of one of literature’s most despicable characters—their father. While on the surface a story about patricide, this novel is, on a deeper level, a spiritual tale of the struggle between faith, doubt, reason, and free will.

This passionate novel of ethics and morality, religion and philosophy, was Dostoevsky’s final and best work.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Dostoevsky is] at once the most literary and compulsively readable of novelists we continue to regard as great…The Brothers Karamazov stands as the culmination of his art—his last, longest, richest, and most capacious book.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “A dramatic and psychological representation of the moral consequences involved in the acceptance of rejection of the existence of God.”

    New York Times

  • The Brother Karamazov...is the strongest [novel] Dostoevsky composed, and is where his genius should be sought...he seems to me to have a deeper relationship with Shakespeare than criticism so far has revealed.” 

    Harold Bloom

  • The Brothers Karamazov is the most magnificent novel ever written.”

    Sigmund Freud

  • “Heartily recommended to any reader who wishes to come as close to Dostoevsky’s Russian as it is possible.”

    Joseph Frank, Princeton University

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Readers Niche | 2/20/2014

    " The Yul Brenner movie adaption was very close to capturing the power and glory of this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nikhil Kuriakose | 2/16/2014

    " Certainly the chef d'oeuvre of Dostoyevsky. The best part of the book would be the importance given to the personality of each character. Highly exhaustive to read, and definitely worthwhile. With the reader having close knowledge on all the characters, the premise gets a new beauty. Such a trait can hardly be seen in any other literary work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephany | 2/5/2014

    " It was lengthy but it was a classic. Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by London | 1/31/2014

    " The Shelf: Accepted. Favored Author. "

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