"The Grand Inquisitor" is one of the 'books' from "The Brothers Karamazov", Fyodor Dostoevsky's 800-page magnus opus. His largest work, it concerns the stories of the novice Alyosha Karamazov, the non-believer Ivan Karamazov, and the soldier Dmitri Karamazov. "The Grand Inquisitor" is the most famous chapter of this masterpiece, presented as a parable told by Ivan to Alyosha about Christ's Second Coming in Seville and subsequent imprisonment by an old Grand Inquisitor. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881) was a Russian novelist, essayist, short story writer, journalist, and philosopher. His literature examines human psychology during the turbulent social, spiritual and political atmosphere of 19th-century Russia, and he is considered one of the greatest psychologists in world literature. A prolific writer, Dostoevsky produced 11 novels, three novellas, 17 short stories and numerous other works. This volume will appeal to lovers of the short story form, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Dostoyevsky's marvellous work. Other notable works by this author include: "Crime and Punishment" (1866), "Notes from the Underground" (1864), and "The Idiot" (1869). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.