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The Brothers Karamazov

(Brat'ya Karamazovy)

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Published: 1881
Language: English
Wordcount: 352,476 / 935 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 6,988
Added to site: 2009.02.13
mnybks.net#: 23414
Origin: gutenberg.org
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Fyodor Pavlovitch was all his life fond of acting, of suddenly playing an unexpected part, sometimes without any motive for doing so, and even to his own direct disadvantage, as, for instance, in the present case. This habit, however, is characteristic of a very great number of people, some of them very clever ones, not like Fyodor Pavlovitch. Pyotr Alexandrovitch carried the business through vigorously, and was appointed, with Fyodor Pavlovitch, joint guardian of the child, who had a small property, a house and land, left him by his mother. Mitya did, in fact, pass into this cousin's keeping, but as the latter had no family of his own, and after securing the revenues of his estates was in haste to return at once to Paris, he left the boy in charge of one of his cousins, a lady living in Moscow. It came to pass that, settling permanently in Paris he, too, forgot the child, especially when the Revolution of February broke out, making an impression on his mind that he remembered all the rest of his

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2013.01.15
A. Boyles
****.

Dostoyevsky is great, and this is one of his best (many would say his very best). I've rated it a four instead of five because it's translated by Constance Garnett, not my favorite of his translators.


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