The Brothers Karamazov (Paperback)

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By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)
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I first read Dostoevsky one summer while at NCSU. I checked out an old copy of his shorter works from the university library.  I was hooked. From there, I started reading his longer works:  Crime and Punishment, Demons, The Idiot, The Adolescent, and, of course, The Brothers Karamazov, his greatest novel.  In my opinion, the only other writer who can compare to Dostoevsky in his understanding of human nature is Shakespeare. Don't be inimidated by the length of this novel.  It is one of those books that should be required reading for all humans.

— From Brian's Picks


The award-winning translation of Dostoevsky's last and greatest novel.

About the Author

Fyodor Dostoevsky was a Russian novelist and writer of fiction whose works, including Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov, have had a profound and lasting effect on intellectual thought and world literature.Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky were awarded the PEN/ Book-of-the-Month Translation Prize for The Brothers Karamazov and have also translated Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, Notes from Underground, Demons, and The Idiot.

Praise For…

"[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. [This] scrupulous rendition can only be welcomed. It returns to us a work we thought we knew, subtly altered and so made new again."--Donald Fanger, Washington Post Book World

"It may well be that Dostoevsky's [world], with all its resourceful energies of life and language, is only now--and through the medium of this translation--beginning to come home to the English-speaking reader." --John Bayley, The New York Review of Books

"Heartily recommended to any reader who wishes to come as close to Dostoevsky's Russian as it is possible."--Joseph Frank, Princeton University

"Far and away the best translation of Dostoevsky into English that I have seen . . . faithful . . . extremely readable . . . gripping."--Sidney Monas, University of Texas

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374528379
ISBN-10: 0374528373
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: June 14th, 2002
Pages: 824
Language: English