Author(s): Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Vividly imagining the second coming and capture of Christ during the time of the Spanish Inquisition, this parable recounted in "The Brothers Karamazov" is a profound, nuanced exploration of faith, suffering, human nature and free will. Included here too are Dostoyevsky's powerful and disturbing writings about his time in exile at a Siberian prison camp. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky was born in Moscow in 1821. Between 1849 and 1854 he lived in a convict prison, and in later years his passion for gambling led him deeply into debt. He died in 1881. He is also the author of Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Devils.