One of Dostoyevsky's most famous novels, this 1872 work utilizes five main characters and their philosophical ideas to describe the political chaos of Imperial Russia in the nineteenth century. Based on an actual event involving the murder of a revolutionary by his comrades, this novel depicts a band of ruthless radicals attempting to incite revolt in their small, rural community.
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In many ways a more significant and engrossingly intertwined, albeit less complete novel than Brother’s Karamazov. A fantastic expose of the mind of the fledgling communist and a beautiful peculiarly Russian treatment on the generational schism of young men of privilege class rebelling against themselves in their misguided hopes of leading a revolution on the eve of the peasant emancipation. A powerful book of foresight with a sad but morally correct ending. Too bad it didn’t happen like that in history