#DailyBookQuote : 16Jul13
– Fyodor Dostoevsky (Nov 11, 1821 – Feb 9, 1881)
– Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brother Karamazov
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. Dostoyevsky composed much of the novel in Staraya Russa, which inspired the main setting. Since its publication, it has been acclaimed all over the world by intellectuals as one of the supreme achievements in literature.
When brutal landowner Fyodor Karamazov is murdered, the lives of his sons are changed irrevocably: Mitya is placed under suspicion, Ivan‘s mental tortures drive him to breakdown, Alyosha tries to heal the family’s rifts, and there is always the shadow of their bastard half-brother, Smerdyakov.
- Ready or Not, Here I Come Dostoevsky! (missadventuresrussia.wordpress.com)