Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Russian writer, essayist, philosopher - and engineer. The author of Crime and Punishment (1866) - is a masterpiece of Russian and world fiction, as captivating as it is, in the end, mysterious. The Brothers Karamazov (1880) is the compelling story of what happens to a family when their morally corrupting father is murdered by one of his four sons. Dostoevsky is a graduate of the Military Engineering Academy at St. Petersburg. He was commissioned in 1841.