The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, first published in 1880. This edition was translated by Constance Garrett (1861-1946).
The plot of the novel revolves around the murder of perhaps one of the most despicable characters ever created, Fyodor Karamazov, the father of the brothers. A passionate philosophical novel that enters deeply into the ethical debates of God, free will, and morality. It is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, and reason, set against a modernizing Russia.
Staraya Russa, is the main setting of the novel. It has been acclaimed all over the world by intellectuals as diverse as Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Martin Heidegger, Cormac McCarthy and Kurt Vonnegut as one of the supreme achievements in literature.
“A miracle . . . Every page of the new Karamazov is a permanent standard, and an inspiration.” –The Times (London)