The Brothers Karamazov
Introduction by Malcolm Jones (Everyman's Library Classics Series)
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/20/2010)
Digital Audiobook (4/30/2005)
Mass Market (4/1/1984)
MP3 CD (2/1/2008)
Compact Disc (8/6/2019)
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Dostoevsky’s last and greatest novel is, above all, the story of a murder, told with hair-raising intellectual clarity and a feeling for the human condition unsurpassed in world literature. It is a masterpiece that chronicles the bitter love-hate struggle between an outsized father and his three very different sons.
The author's towering reputation as one of the handful of thinkers who forged the modern sensibility has sometimes obscured the purely novelistic virtues – brilliant characterizations, flair for suspense and melodrama, instinctive theatricality – that made his work so immensely popular in nineteenth-century Russia.
This award-winning translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky – the definitive version in English – magnificently captures the rich and subtle energies of Dostoevsky’s masterpiece.
Praise For The Brothers Karamazov: Introduction by Malcolm Jones (Everyman's Library Classics Series)…
“A miracle . . . Every page of the new Karamazov is a permanent standard, and an inspiration.” –The Times (London)
“One finally gets the musical whole of Dostoevsky’s original.” –New York Times Book Review
“Absolutely faithful . . . Fulfills in remarkable measure most of the criteria for an ideal translation . . . The stylistic accuracy and versatility of registers used . . . bring out the richness and depth of the original in a way similar to a faithful and sensitive restoration of a painting.” –The Independent
“It may well be that Dostoevsky’s [world], with all its resourceful energies of life and language, is only now–and through the medium of [this] new translation–beginning to come home to the English-speaking reader.” –New York Review of Books
“Heartily recommended to any reader who wishes to come as close to Dostoevsky’s Russian as it is possible.” –Joseph Frank, Princeton University
With an Introduction by Malcolm V. Jones
Everyman's Library, 9780679410034, 840pp.
Publication Date: April 28, 1992