"The Brothers Karamazov", also translated as "The Karamazov Brothers", is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. Dostoevsky spent nearly two years writing "The Brothers Karamazov", which was published as a serial in "The Russian Messenger" from January 1879 to November 1880. Dostoevsky died less than four months after its publication.

"The Brothers Karamazov" is a family tragedy centered around a father and his sons. Fyodor, the eldest Karamazov, has three sons: Dmitri, Ivan, and Alyosha. Ivan and Alyosha have the same mother, but Dmitri, the oldest, has a different mother. Fyodor is a greedy landowner, a bawdy lecher, and a neglectful father. Hence, the Karamazov brothers end up growing into young men under the care of various other people. But they all have returned home to visit their father, and it is the first time they all have been together for quite some time.

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