Moscow University Press
Guide to F.M. Dostoevsky's Novel ‘The Brothers Karamazov’

Guide to F.M. Dostoevsky's Novel ‘The Brothers Karamazov’

Путеводитель по роману Ф.М. Достоевского «Братья Карамазовы»
ISBN: 978-5-19-011178-1 publication date: 2018 format: 60×90 1/16 pages': 176

‘The Brothers Karamazov’ is the last of the great novels by F.M. Dostoevsky, in which he put everything all he knew and understood about Russia, the world at large, the man and mankind. Externally, this novel is written in a very simple way but it contains numerous profound truths, philosophical meanings, paradoxes and prophecies. The author of the ‘Guide’ identifies and explains many of them and helps the reader see them too by navigating him through the pages of the novel and rereading them again. First, he follows its events and main characters, revealing its explicit and implicit biblical and literary quotations, philosophical and historical allusions, showing the historical context in which the novel was created, and what the writer prophesied about the future. Finally, in his other chapters, the author invites the reader to reflect together with him on the novel’s cross-cutting themes and key scenes.
For high school students and college students, teachers of schools and universities and, in general, fans of this great Russian classic.

To cite this article
Stepanyan K.A. Guide to F.M. Dostoevsky's Novel ‘The Brothers Karamazov’ — Moscow: Moscow University Press, 2018. — 176 p.
About the author
Stepanyan K. A.