The Brothers Karamazov is a novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky that was first published in 1880.
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Summary & Analysis
- Author’s Note & Book I: A Nice Little Family, Chapters 1–5
- Book II: An Inappropriate Gathering, Chapters 1–4
- Book II: An Inappropriate Gathering, Chapters 5–8
- Book III: The Sensualists, Chapters 1–11
- Book IV: Strains, Chapters 1–7
- Book V: Pro and Contra, Chapters 1–4
- Book V: Pro and Contra, Chapter 5: The Grand Inquisitor
- Book V: Pro and Contra, Chapters 6–7
- Book VI: The Russian Monk, Chapters 1–3
- Book VII: Alyosha, Chapters 1–4
- Book VIII: Mitya, Chapters 1–8
- Book IX: The Preliminary Investigation, Chapters 1–9
- Book X: Boys, Chapters 1–7
- Book XI: Brother Ivan Fyodorovich, Chapters 1–10
- Book XII: A Judicial Error, Chapters 1–14
- Epilogue, Chapters 1–3
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- Author's Note & Book 1: A Nice Little Family, Chapters 1-5
- Book 2: An Inappropriate Gathering, Chapters 1-4
- Book 2: An Inappropriate Gathering, Chapters 5-8
- Book 3: The Sensualists, Chapters 1-11
- Book 4: Strains, Chapters 1-7
- Book 5: Pro and Contra, Chapters 1-4
- Book 5: Pro and Contra, Chapter 5: The Grand Inquisitor
- Book 5: Pro and Contra, Chapters 6-7
- Book 6: The Russian Monk, Chapters 1-3
- Book 7: Alyosha, Chapters 1-4
- Book 8: Mitya, Chapters 1-8
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