The Brothers Karamazov


The Brothers Karmazov was Dostoevsky's last novel, published as a serial in The Russian Messenger (1879-1880). It took more than two years to write this deeply philosophical work involving free will, morality, and existence of God, set in 19th century Russia. Dostoevsky died four months after its publication.


PART I

Book I - The History of a Family

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Book II - An Unfortunate Gathering

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Book III -The Sensualists

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

PART II

Book IV - Lacerations

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Book V - Pro and Contra

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Book VI - The Russian Monk

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

PART III

Book VII - Alyosha

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Book VIII - Mitya

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Book IX - The Preliminary Investigation

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

PART IV

Book X - The Boys

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Book XI - Ivan

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Book XII - A Judicial Error

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Epilogue

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

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