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Old 11-06-2017, 03:17 PM
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"Alexey Fyodorovitch Karamazov was the third son of Fyodor Pavlovitch Karamazov, a landowner well known in our district in his own day, and still remembered among us owing to his gloomy and tragic death, which happened thirteen years ago, and which I shall describe in its proper place."

Not exactly an opening sentence that pulls you in. Actually, the first thirty pages or so are pretty dry, as Dostoevsky insists on filling you in on a whole bunch of background on the father and the three brothers before the story proper begins. If you can get through that, it picks up from there.

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