Dostoevsky's last novel, "The Karamazov Brothers (1880), is both a crime story and a passionate philosophical debate. The dissolute landowner Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov is murdered; his sons - the atheist intellectuall Ivan, the hot-blooded Dmitry, and the saintly novice Alyosha - are all at some level involved. Bound up with this intense family ...
Dostoevsky's last novel, "The Karamazov Brothers (1880), is both a crime story and a passionate philosophical debate. The dissolute landowner Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov is murdered; his sons - the atheist intellectuall Ivan, the hot-blooded Dmitry, and the saintly novice Alyosha - are all at some level involved. Bound up with this intense family drama is Dostoevsky's exploration of many deeply felt ideas about the existence of God, freedom of will, the collective nature of guilt, and the disastrous consequences of rationalism. The novel is also richly comic; the Russian Orthodox Church, the legal system, and even the author's most cherished characters and causes are presented in an irreverent light, so that there appears no sharp distinction between health and disease or right or wrong. The power and impetus of the novel come largely from the eloquent voices of its numerous characters, and this translation aims to do justice to Dostoevsky's dramatic virtuosity, particularly in his use of the spoken word.
Small spots upper edge of textblock, near fine hardcover in d/j. Dostoevsky, Fydor. THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV. Translated Constance Garnett. NY: The Modern Library. 822pp. 8vo. Small spots upper edge of textblock, near fine hardcover in d/j.
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Very Good. 0679601813 1929 Modern Library hard cover-no dust jacket-navy blue cloth with gold text-minor staining to cover at binding-minor tanning and staining to page edge-owner's name inside cover-webbing showing slightly on front leaf-otherwise binding strong contents clean-enjoy.
Very Good. 0679410031 1980 Progress Publishers Moscow-2 volume set-translated by Julius Katzer (in English)-illustrations by Vladimir Minayev-minor wear and staining to dust jackets-slight staining to page edge-otherwise covers fine bindings strong contents clean-enjoy.
Alexander King. Spines a little darkened, labels intact. Still Near Fine in an intact, Good slipcase, soiled and rubbed but with no repairs. Much more difficult to locate than the later issue by the same publisher and this set is in better than average condition. Three octavo volumes (5-1/2" x 8-1/8") bound in half yellow linen and hand-decorated paper sides. Designed by D. B. Updike and printed at the Merrymount Press. Translated by Constance Garnett and revised, with an introduction, by Avrahm Yarmolinsky. Illustrated with wash drawings by Alexander King. Of a total edition of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page, this is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon page where the printed number "861" is struck through and the initials "G.M." are handwritten (The 861 number is retained on the slipcase.). Acquired directly from the publisher's files, and most likely the publisher George Macy's very own copy.
Publishers Weekly, 2013-09-30 The depth, complexity, and length of what many consider to be Dostoyevski's best work make it one of the hardest classic novels to bring to audio. The philosophical novel/murder mystery set in 19th-century Russia requires a strong and versatile narrator to keep listeners going for the day-and-a-half-plus duration. Thankfully, narrator Constantine Gregory masters the challenge. In doing so, he manages the omniscient third-person narration by using a pleasant mellifluous tone that invites the listener to relax and approach the text patiently and carefully. The novel also features first-person voices from the large cast of characters, such as Father Zosima, who, naturally enough, argues for the existence of a higher power-and Gregory is able to imbue those sections with enough individuality to make them as distinct as the author intended. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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