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The brothers Karamazov / Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated by Constance Garnett.

The brothers Karamazov / Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated by Constance Garnett.
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ISBN 0679601813
9780679601814 9780679601814 (hc)
0679601813 (hc)
Author Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881
Title The brothers Karamazov / Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated by Constance Garnett.
Edition 1996 Modern Library ed.
Publisher/Date New York : Modern Library, [1996], c1995.
Pagination etc. xxi, 880 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Modern library giants
Contents note Date of publication from publisher's online site.
Summary Note The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky's crowning achievement, is a tale of patricide & family rivalry that embodies the moral & spiritual dissolution of an entire society (Russia in the 1870s). It created a national furor comparable only to the excitement stirred by the publication, in 1866, of Crime & Punishment. To Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov captured the quintessence of Russian character in all its exaltation, compassion, & profligacy. Significantly, the book was on Tolstoy's bedside table when he died. Readers in every language have since accepted Dostoevsky's own evaluation of this work & have gone further by proclaiming it one of the few great novels of all ages & countries. "The Brothers Karamazov stands as the culmination of Dostoevsky's art--his last, longest, richest, & most capacious book," said The Washington Post Book World. "Nothing is outside Dostoevsky's province," observed Virginia Woolf. "Out of Shakespeare there is no more exciting reading." The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni & Liveright & eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf & Donald Klopfer. It provided the foun-dation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hard-bound editions of important works of liter-ature & thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 & refurbishing jackets, bindings, & type, as well as inau-gurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.
Subject Fathers and sons -- Fiction
Brothers -- Fiction
Russia -- Social life and customs -- 1533-1917 -- Fiction
Didactic fiction.
Added Author Garnett, Constance, 1861-1946
Shelf Location F DOST
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