Brothers Karamazov


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The award-winning translation of Dostoevsky's last and greatest novel.
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The award-winning translation of Dostoevsky's last and greatest novel.
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Published: November 4, 2003
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 9780553898095
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  • Alexey Fyodorovitch Karamazov was the third son of Fyodor Pavlovitch Karamazov, a landowner well known in our district in his own day, and still remembered among us owing to his gloomy...

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