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Introductions to the Novel 

Introductions to the Novel

We provide you here several different introductions to Brothers Karamazov. Each introduction provides a different "frame" for the text. We encourage you to read these introductions, to note when they were written, to think about their differences, and to consider how the writers' position in history might have influenced his or her essay.
Note: The essays are long. You may find it more comfortable to print them out and read them from hard copy.

Edward Garnett, 1927.

Constance Garnett, 1947.

Avrahm Yarmolinsky, 1949.

Anne Fremantle, 1956.

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