By his first wife

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By his first wife, Fyodor Karamazov sired one son — Dmitri — and by his second wife, two sons —  Ivan and Alyosha. None of the Karamazov, boys, however, was reared in the family home. Their  mothers dead and their father a drunken fornicator, they were parceled out to various relatives.  Fyodor could not have been more grateful; he could devote all energy and time to his notorious  orgies. Those were the early years. Dmitri comes of age, as the novel opens, and asks his father for an inheritance that, he has long  been told, his mother left him. His request is scoffed at. Old Karamazov feigns ignorance of any  mythical monies or properties that are rightfully Dmitri's. The matter is far from ended, though, for  Dmitri and his father find themselves instinctive enemies, and besides quarreling over the  inheritance, they vie for Grushenka, a woman of questionable reputation. Finally it is suggested that 
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