They’re reading Constance Garnett.” .. The Pevear-Volokhonsky translation of “ The Brothers Karamazov” won almost uniformly positive. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated by Constance Garnett. First published in This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated. The Brothers Karamazov – McDuff translation – Penguin Classics. Personally i’ve enjoyed the classic, free Constance Garnett translation, available on Project.

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Sofya Ivanovna was the daughter of an obscure deacon, and was left from childhood an orphan without relations. My Nikita has begun drinking while I am away. On the contrary he was bright and good-tempered. Mrs Khokhlakova, the mother, a rich lady who always dressed with taste, was a person still quite young and very pleasant to the gaze, somewhat pale, with eyes that were very lively and almost completely black.

Madame Hohlakov was a wealthy lady, still young and attractive, and always dressed with taste. Your little one will see from heaven that you have forsaken his father, and will weep over you. But thank the Creator who has given you a lofty heart capable of such suffering; of thinking and seeking higher things, for our dwelling is in the heavens.

It flourished especially in the celebrated Kozelski Optin Monastery. I do think people ‘move on’ to newer translations just for the sake they’re new, while Constance Garnett suffers merely for being ‘old hat’.

His pointed beard was small and scanty, and his lips, which smiled frequently, were as thin as two threads. She used to be always crying, but now she laughs and is gay and happy. Just can’t forgive this intro, that teaches you to think poorly of the book before you’ve begun.

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Would you persevere in your love, or not? It brotehrs only by recognising his wrongdoing as a son of a Christian society — that is, of the Church — that he recognises his sin against society — that is, against the Church.

The Seeds of Revolt, Though he said nothing, Alyosha thoroughly understood his father. He sat still, pale, not from excitement but from the weakness of disease. Jan 17, translaton The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to such a pass that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others.


Yes, I have been all my life taking offence, to please myself, taking offence on aesthetic grounds, for it is not so much pleasant as distinguished sometimes to be insulted — that you had forgotten, great elder, it is distinguished!

He used to beat me cruelly. He had evidently considered it beforehand, and made this bow in all seriousness, thinking it his duty to show his respect and good intentions.

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How glad I am to tell you so! On what terms she lived with them he did not know himself. The article dealt with a subject which was being debated everywhere at the time — the position of the ecclesiastical courts. If I seem so happy to you, you could never say anything that would please me so much. He has withered karamszov heart. They were all staying at the hotel. Dec 10, Fyodor Pavlovitch did the same, mimicking Miusov like an ape.

The Brothers Karamazov (Translated by Constance Garnett)

Respecting no one, he loves no one, and to amuse and divert himself in the absence of love he gives himself up to his passions and to vulgar delights and becomes a complete animal in his vices, and all of it from perpetual lying to other people and himself. But I thoroughly understood him. He was a short, bent, little man, with very weak legs, and though he was only sixty-five, he looked at least ten years older.

Why he wants it only he can tell.

Alyosha would have found it strange and impossible to go on living as before. But I predict that just when you see with horror that in spite of all your efforts you are getting farther from your goal instead of nearer to it — at that very moment I predict that you will reach it and behold clearly the miraculous power of the Lord who has been all the time loving and mysteriously guiding you.


YOU can easily imagine what a father such a man could be and how he would bring up his children. He had had intellectual encounters with Ivan before and he could not endure a certain carelessness Ivan showed him. Before one huge ancient ikon of the virgin a lamp was burning. Why are you playing the fool? They had been told that the elder was at last coming out, and they had gathered together in anticipation.

But Miusov had no time to reply to this sarcasm. Even when he was excited and talking irritably, his eyes somehow did not follow his mood, but betrayed something else, sometimes quite incongruous with what was passing.

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Better pray to the Queen of Heaven, our swift defence and help, for his good health, and that she may forgive you for your error. And I believe D.

To play with such words is indefensible. What seemed to gratify him and flatter his self-love most was to play the ridiculous part of the injured husband, and to parade his woes with embellishments.

The divinity student, the novice, and Alyosha remained standing. All this will not degrade it in any way or take from its honour and glory as a great State, nor from the glory of its rulers, but only turns it from a false, still pagan, and mistaken path to the true and rightful path, which alone leads to the eternal goal.

There were two pots of flowers in the window, and a number of holy pictures in the corner. It happened that Pyotr Alexandrovitch Miusov, who was staying in the district at the time, caught eagerly at the idea. How, how is one to prove it?