Dostoyevsky, Feodor

[(dos-tuh-yef-skee, dos-tuh-yev-skee)]

A nineteenth-century Russian author whose books include Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov. Dostoyevsky and Leo Tolstoy were the two greatest Russian novelists in their century.

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