Friday, December 17, 2010

Feature Fridays

Today's classic is The Brothers Karamazov (1880) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

The Brothers Karamozov is a murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and an exploration of erotic rivalry in a series of triangular love affairs involving the "wicked and sentimental" Fyodor Pavlovich Karamozov and his three sons–the impulsive and sensual Dmitri; the coldly rational Ivan; and the healthy, red-cheeked young novice Alyosha. Through the gripping events of their story, Dostoevsky portrays the whole of Russian life, its social and spiritual strivings, in what was both the golden age and a tragic turning point in Russian culture.

Dostoyevsky intended it to be the first part in an epic story, but he died soon after its publication. The Brothers Karamazov is known as one of the supreme achievements in literature.

You can read it for free online at Read Print.

Have you read this classic?

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