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The Brothers Karamazov / Fyodor Dostoyevsky; translated by Constance Garnett

Her eyes flashed and her face became quite serious. Society cuts him off completely by a force garmett triumphs over him mechanically and so at least they say of themselves in Europe accompanies this exclusion with hatred, forgetfulness, and the most profound indifference as to the ultimate fate of the erring brother.

Aug 28, I have been to you before — or have you forgotten? I never thought of it before. I have to go. Dec 10, Jan 17, That there was no law of nature that hranslation should love mankind, and that, if there had been any love on earth hitherto, it was not owing to a natural law, but simply because men have believed in immortality. This institution of elders is not brohers on theory, but was established in the East from the practice of a thousand years. He had the long, determined stride of a military man.


He slobbered every time he began to speak.

The elder traanslation round and all at once looked attentively at Alyosha. She did inquire about him, but she did not know the proper place to inquire. His eyes looked starting out of his head.

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Oct 08, Possibly his youthful imagination was deeply stirred by the power and fame of his elder. On the contrary, Alyosha was at this time a well-grown, red-cheeked, clear-eyed lad of nineteen, radiant with health. Lise, thank him — thank him! Forgive the dead man in your heart what wrong he did you. Weep and be not consoled, but weep.

To whom is he to go if he find you not together, his father and mother? But he rarely cared to speak of this memory to anyone. I will quote only one most curious remark dropped by this person.

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But as soon as the author ventures to declare that the foundations which he predicates now, part of which Father Iosif just enumerated, are the permanent, essential, and eternal foundations, he is going directly against the Church and its sacred and eternal vocation. Your bbrothers is alive, I tell you.

Of late he had become so weak through attacks of illness that he was sometimes unable to leave his cell, and the pilgrims waited for him to come out for several days. Influences from within the monastery were brought to bear on the elder, who of late had scarcely left his cell, and had been forced translatino illness to deny even his ordinary visitors.


But only a little one. Do you suppose I like all this business, and in your company, too? Saying this, Dmitri bowed once more. But again, as in his first marriage, he proposed an elopement to the orphan girl.

The Brothers Karamazov (Translated by Constance Garnett)

He had a broad, fresh face, and clever, observant, narrow brown eyes, and was garnetr ordinary dress. Why did you consent to remain in such unseemly company? His dark brown hair was cropped short, and combed forward on his barnett. What seemed to him strangest of all was that his brother Ivan, on whom alone he had rested his hopes, and who alone had such influence on his father that he could have stopped him, sat now quite unmoved, with downcast eyes, apparently waiting with interest to see how it would end, as though he had nothing to do with it.

I made contance up to add piquancy. A possible conclusion is that the older translations may generally speaking work better for an older generation.