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The Brothers Karamazov: Dostoyevsky's Classic Novel of Love and Murder
The Brothers Karamazov Dostoyevsky's Classic Novel of Love and Murder Author:Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Edmund Fuller This novel has been a classic for 75 years. its early success was largely due to its shock value: passionate love and brutal murder are its two themes, and Dostoyevsky was outspoken about both. — Later, readers began to see that there was more to the book than simple sensation. What were these violent emotions, love, hate, murderous desire? How h... more »ad Dostoyevsky learned so much about them? Were his unpredictable characters abnormal?
Modern readers know that Dostoyevsky's people are not insane outcasts. Modern readers know that love and hate are mixed; that an appetite for life and an appetite for death are inseparable; that no man or woman can read this tale of brutal, violent passions and fail to find himself in it.
This edition is translated by Constance Garnett and abridged by Edmund Fuller.« less