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The Final Work of Russia's Greatest Novelist,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Karamazov Brothers (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)
This was Dostoyevsky's greatest work and in Freud's opinion (and my own) "the most magnificent novel ever written". It is a murder mystery, a study (as always in Dostoyevsky novels) in psychology, and a stimulating philosophical dialogue (books 5 & 6 forming the intellectual core). Above all it is the chronicle of a spiritual conversion.
This is a good translation with detailed footnotes explaining some of the more obscure historical points and preceded by a useful introduction. If I could change one thing it would be to replace the current cover with a watercolour entitled "The Grand Inquisitor" by Salvador Dali, which is a picture of a giraffe (who of course represents Jesus) being thrown out the window of a stone tower.