This novel is a masterpiece. It is complex, rich, and brilliantly written. All of the characters are strongly portrayed and are not only memorable for their own sake, but through them, Dostoevsky is able to treat many of life’s greatest questions. The writer explores morality, meaning, and justice through fractured but strong family relationships. The main plot revolves around a murder that is convoluted and which ends up representing far more than the simple death of a profligate father. The three principle brothers are some of the most striking in all of fiction and Alyosha was to me particularly inspiring. This book bears much thought and should be read by all people down through the ages. It is a massive attempt by one man to study the nature of man and his relationship to his maker. A marvelous novel in every sense of the word.
The award-winning translation of Dostoevsky's last and greatest novel. The Brothers Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel set in 19th century Russia, 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.