The Karamazov Brothers

By Fyodor Dostoevsky; Ignat Avsey | Go to book overview
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Principal Sources Consulted and Abbreviations Used
AV The Bible, King Jame's Authorized Version.
BDPF Dictionary of Phrase of Fable, E. Cobham Brewer ( New York,
BLDS A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints, F. H. Holweck ( B. Hurder Book Co, 1924).
BL Butler's Lives of the Saints ( Burns and Oates, 1956).
BS The Book of Saints, 6th edition ( A. & C. Black, London, 1989).
CBQ Cassell's Book of Quotations, W. Guerney Benham ( London,
CD Classical Dictionary, J. Lempriere ( London, 1824).
CNDF Character Names in Dostoevsky's Fiction, Charles E. Passage
( Ann Arbor, Mich., 1682).
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Sochineniy v tridtsatu tomakh
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DD A Dostoevsky Dictionary, Richard Chapple ( Ann Arbor, Mich.,
DW F. M. Dostoevsky, Diary of a Wire, in CW.
Enc., FP Encyclopaedic Dictionary, F. Pavlenkov ( Trud, St Petersburg,
KC A Karamazov Companion, Victor Terras ( Madison, Wis.,
ODS The Oxford Dictionary of Saints, David Hugh Farmer ( Oxford,

'after a consonant in transliteration of Russian words indicates softening of the preceding consonant.
3Anna Grigoryevna: Anna Grigoryevna Dostoevskaya, née Snitkina ( 1846-1918), Dostoevsky's second wife.
6The second novel: sequel to The Karamazov Brothers, which was never written. Dostoevsky planned to begin work on in in 1882 ( CW, 15. 485-6.)
9Fyodor. Russian variant of 'Theodore' (gift of God'). Apart from the psychological significance of the author's own name being the


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