The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Brothers Karamazov

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • Release Date: 1915-01-01
  • Genre: Classics
4 Score: 4 (From 684 Ratings)


As Fyodor Karamazov awaits an amorous encounter, he is violently done to death. The three sons of the old debauchee are forced to confront their own guilt or complicity. Who will own to parricide? The reckless and passionate Dmitri? The corrosive intellectual Ivan? Surely not the chaste novice monk Alyosha? The search reveals the divisions which rack the brothers, yet paradoxically unite them.


  • Absolutely fascinating

    By ArielE46
    It is daunting to open the book up for the first time - the page count jumps at you, but the storytelling is so masterful that you are lost in the world of the 3 protagonists.
  • Karamazov Passion

    By DaCabz95
    I have an intense, unironic love for this novel that rivals the famous Karamazov passion. The characters are compelling, Dostoevsky is the best, and the questions you find yourself asking whilst reading this are helpful in defining the human experience. Everyone should read this!!
  • This is the only book you ever really need to read

    By karmapolice513
    Essential. Read it every year.
  • Genius storytelling!

    By Jensenada
    Actions have consequences; some intended, many not intended; some just and deserved, some unjust and undeserved. How can we possibly deal with the inexpressibly complex ramifications of our actions and the actions of others? Seek truth and practice it; learn what love is, and show it. Read this book; you'll be glad you did.
  • This book became my favorite before I even finished it..

    By FJH-------
    I remember that some say when Tolstoy died, on his desk were there two books: the Holy Bible and the Brothers Karamazov.
  • Brothers karamazov

    By Very nice raidio
    One of the best book the best to proof the existing of god
  • Brothers Karamazov - TERRIBLE

    By zimmerap
    Whomever said this book is a classic to be read by every man should be strung up and shot. Had to be the worst book I've ever read. Wow.
  • I don't have the vocabulary, even after reading this book.

    By rkaew
    I have read most all of the novels of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Krylov, and even Pushkin, and I have never been disappointed. This is another example of how literature is supposed to be. These pages are filled with intensity, elegance, idealism, tragedy, romance, religion. I could go on for an entire paragraph using only single words of praise. I highly recommend this novel to anyone, everyone. It is long, it is slow, it has some of the most difficult sections that are available to read in classic literature, but it is so worth the time. Enjoy.
  • Spoiler alert! Ivan coerces Smerdyakov to do it!

    By dsykes
    Great novel. I can't wait for the movie.
  • Formatting needs a clean up

    By Pingysoft
    It would nice if whoever submitted this free book did a bit lean up first. Page number entries appear throughout the text as if the book wasn't properly converted from another format. Of course the story itself is magnificent.