Brothers Karamazov, The

[ kar-uh-mah-zawf, -zof, -maz-awf, -of ]
/ ˌkær əˈmɑ zɔf, -zɒf, -ˈmæz ɔf, -ɒf /

noun

a novel (1880) by Dostoevsky.

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Cultural definitions for Brothers Karamazov, The

The Brothers Karamazov
[ (kar-uh-mah-zawf) (1879–1880) ]

A novel by Feodor Dostoyevsky, known for its deep ethical and psychological treatment of its characters. The plot concerns the trial of one of four brothers for the murder of his father.

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