The murder of brutal landowner Fyodor Karamazov changes the lives of his sons irrevocably: Mitya, the sensualist, whose bitter rivalry with his father immediately places him under suspicion for parricide; Ivan the intellectual, whose mental tortures drive him to breakdown; the spiritual Alyosha, who tries to heal the family's rifts; and the shadowy figure of their bastard half-brother, Smerdyakov. As the ensuing investigation and trial reveal the true identity of the murder, Dostoyevsky's dark masterwork evokes a world where the lines between innocence and corruption, good and evil, blur, and everyone's faith in humanity is tested.
Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett.
Fathers and sons, Russian Literature, Classic literature, Prerevolution Russia
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Dostoevsky, F. (1912). The Brothers Karamazov. , (). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/oer-main/55