Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Born: November 11, 1821

Died: February 9, 1881

Nationality: Russian

Occupation: Novelist

Biography: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian writer of novels, short stories and essays. Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social and spiritual context of 19th-century Russian society.

Source/Notes: The Brothers Karamazov (1879–1880), Book XI, Chapter 4. Variant translations: "Without God [...] All things are lawful then..."

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