The Brothers Karamazov.

Dostoevsky (Fyodor)

The Brothers Karamazov.

A Novel in Four Parts and an Epilogue. [Translated] From the Russian by Constance Garnett [The Novels of Dostoevsky, I.]

Description: FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, pp. xii, 838, crown 8vo, original red cloth, blind-stamped roundel design to upper board with publisher device in same to lower, the backstrip with lettering and ornate border design in gilt, top edge a trifle dusty and a hint of a knock to the bottom corner of upper board, tail edges roughtrimmed, very faint browning to free endpapers, near fine

Publication Details: William Heinemann, 1912

Notes: An important publication: the first English translation of one of the author's major novels, and the first in a series of translations of his work by Constance Garnett - the beginnning of 'a literary craze' (ODNB). An unusually good copy of a scarce book that normally gives signs of having been read. Though without mark of ownership, this copy originally belonged to Edmund C. Yates - the son of Edmund H. Yates, editor of World magazine and a close friend of Dickens; a contemporary review of the book from The Spectator (September 28, 1912) has been preserved by him, though apparently never sto...more

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Price: £12,000

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1912

Stock Number: 64743

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