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Websites

Resources on The Brothers Karamazov

A Dartmouth College site with a biography of Dostoevsky and links to great scholarly articles on the novel.

Russian History

This Library of Congress country study provides useful historical and social context about Dostoevsky's Russia.

Documents

The Brothers Karamazov

Full-text version of the novel, translated into English by Constance Garnett.

"Dostoevsky and Parricide"

Sigmund Freud wrote a famous study of Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov called "Dostoevsky and Parricide" (found in Writings on Art and Literature) in which he argued that Dostoevsky was working out his guilt about wishing for his father's death. You can check out a preview of the essay on Google Books.

A Karamazov Companion, by Victor Terras

A super useful book. This link goes to the Google Book preview, which gives you lots of space to search and browse within the book.

Movie or TV Productions

The Brothers Karamazov (1958)

A film adaptation starring Yul Brenner as Dmitri Karamazov.

The Brothers Karamazov (1964)

A British television adaptation.

Bratya Karamazovi (1969)

A Soviet-era film that was nominated for an Oscar.

Audio

Audio Book

An unabridged amateur (and free!) audio book from LibriVox.

Images

Dostoevsky's Portrait

Vasily Perov's famous portrait of the author.

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