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From this experience came The House of the Dead In he began the journal Vremya Time. Already married, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky was born in Moscow in Already married, he fell in love with one of his contributors, Appollinaria Suslova, eighteen years his junior, and developed a ruinous passion for roulette. After the death of his first wife, Maria, in , Dostoyevsky completed Notes from Underground and began work towards Crime and Punishment He died in Books by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

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It is recited by Ivan Karamazov, who questions the possibility of a personal and benevolent God, to his brother Alexei Alyosha , a novice monk. Scholars cite Friedrich Schiller 's play Don Carlos as a major inspiration for Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor, while also noting that "The sources of the legend are extraordinarily varied and complex. The tale is told by Ivan with brief interruptive questions by Alyosha. In the tale, Christ comes back to Earth in Seville at the time of the Inquisition. He performs a number of miracles echoing miracles from the Gospels. The people recognize him and adore him at the Seville Cathedral , but he is arrested by Inquisition leaders and sentenced to be burnt to death the next day.


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Dostoevsky's celebrated novel, The Brothers Karamazof, the last publication from the pen of the great Russian novelist, who died a few months ago, just as the concluding chapters appeared in print. Dostoevsky is beginning to be recognized as one of the ablest and profoundest among Russian writers. His characters are invariably typical portraits drawn from various classes of Russian society, strikingly life-like and realistic to the highest degree. The following extract is a cutting satire on modern theology generally and the Roman Catholic religion in particular. The idea is that Christ revisits earth, coming to Spain at the period of the Inquisition, and is at once arrested as a heretic by the Grand Inquisitor. One of the three brothers of the story, Ivan, a rank materialist and an atheist of the new school, is supposed to throw this conception into the form of a poem, which he describes to Alyosha—the youngest of the brothers, a young Christian mystic brought up by a "saint" in a monastery—as follows: —Ed.


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