The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Brothers Karamazov

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • Release Date: 1915-01-01
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4
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From 502 Ratings

Description

As Fyodor Karamazov awaits an amorous encounter, he is violently done to death. The three sons of the old debauchee are forced to confront their own guilt or complicity. Who will own to parricide? The reckless and passionate Dmitri? The corrosive intellectual Ivan? Surely not the chaste novice monk Alyosha? The search reveals the divisions which rack the brothers, yet paradoxically unite them.

Reviews

  • This is the only book you ever really need to read

    5
    By karmapolice513
    Essential. Read it every year.
  • Genius storytelling!

    5
    By Jensenada
    Actions have consequences; some intended, many not intended; some just and deserved, some unjust and undeserved. How can we possibly deal with the inexpressibly complex ramifications of our actions and the actions of others? Seek truth and practice it; learn what love is, and show it. Read this book; you'll be glad you did.
  • 5 stars for story, 2 for text

    2
    By zack4638
    Brilliant novel, one of my personal favorites. Unfortunately, continuity is ruined by various [pg.156] page references throughout [pg.168] along with other random typos. Expect plenty of this [pg.172].
  • This book became my favorite before I even finished it..

    5
    By FJH-------
    I remember that some say when Tolstoy died, on his desk were there two books: the Holy Bible and the Brothers Karamazov.
  • Brothers karamazov

    5
    By Very nice raidio
    One of the best book the best to proof the existing of god
  • Brothers Karamazov - TERRIBLE

    1
    By zimmerap
    Whomever said this book is a classic to be read by every man should be strung up and shot. Had to be the worst book I've ever read. Wow.
  • I don't have the vocabulary, even after reading this book.

    5
    By rkaew
    I have read most all of the novels of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Krylov, and even Pushkin, and I have never been disappointed. This is another example of how literature is supposed to be. These pages are filled with intensity, elegance, idealism, tragedy, romance, religion. I could go on for an entire paragraph using only single words of praise. I highly recommend this novel to anyone, everyone. It is long, it is slow, it has some of the most difficult sections that are available to read in classic literature, but it is so worth the time. Enjoy.
  • Spoiler alert! Ivan coerces Smerdyakov to do it!

    5
    By dsykes
    Great novel. I can't wait for the movie.
  • Formatting needs a clean up

    3
    By Pingysoft
    It would nice if whoever submitted this free book did a bit lean up first. Page number entries appear throughout the text as if the book wasn't properly converted from another format. Of course the story itself is magnificent.
  • The Brothers

    5
    By Justin Kelly Pritchard
    Great story with great characters. One of his finest novels.