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Crime and Punishment (Signet Classics)

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One of the great classics of world literature, Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment is the story of Raskolnikov, a young man who — unable to complete his studies — commits what he calls "justifiable murder." What ensues is as demanding and illuminating for the reader as it is for the main character. If you're familiar with Dante's Divine Comedy then reading this book is an even more enriching experience.
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One of the world’s greatest novels, Crime and Punishment is the story of a murder and its consequences—an unparalleled tale of suspense set in the midst of nineteenth-century Russia’s troubled transition to the modern age.

In the slums of czarist St. Petersburg lives young Raskolnikov, a sensitive, intellectual student. The poverty he has always known drives him to believe that he is exempt from moral law. But when he puts this belief to the test and commits murder, there results unbearable suffering. Crime and punishment, the novel reminds us, “grow from the same seed.”

“No other novelist,” wrote Irving Howe of Dostoyevsky, “has dramatized so powerfully the values and dangers, the uses and corruptions of systematized thought.” But Sigmund Freud and others saw the Russian’s work in a different light. Said Freud, “He might have been a liberator of mankind. Instead he chose to be its jailer.”

“He is the only psychologist I have anything to learn from.”—Friedrich Nietzsche

Synopsis:

Mistrustfully and with an affectation of being alarmed and almost affronted, he scanned Raskolnikov's low and narrow "cabin." With the same amazement he stared at Raskolnikov, who lay undressed, dishevelled, unwashed, on his miserable dirty sofa, looking fixedly at him.

Synopsis:

The poverty-stricken Raskolnikov, believing he is exempt from moral law, murders a man only to face the consequences not only from society but from his conscience, in this seminal story of justice, morality, and redemption from one of Russia's greatest novelists.

Synopsis:

This edition of one of the world's greatest novels--the classic story of justice, morality, and redemption set in19th-century Russia--features a new Afterword and a brand-new package. Revised reissue.

About the Author

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881), one of nineteenth-century Russias greatest novelists, spent four years in a convict prison in Siberia, after which he was obliged to enlist in the army. In later years his penchant for gambling sent him deeply into debt. Most of his important works were written after 1864, including Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and The Brothers Karamazov, all available from Penguin Classics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451530066
Translator:
Monas, Sidney
Afterword:
Feuer Miller, Robin
Translator:
Monas, Sidney
Introduction:
Stanton, Leonard
Author:
Feuer Miller, Robin
Author:
Stanton, Leonard
Author:
Monas, Sidney
Author:
Miller, Robin Feuer
Author:
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Author:
Hardy, James D.
Author:
Hardy, James D., Jr.
Afterword by:
Feuer Miller, Robin
Afterword:
Feuer Miller, Robin
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Russia
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Signet Classics
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
6.78x4.22x1.28 in. .57 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 560 pages Signet Classics - English 9780451530066 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

One of the great classics of world literature, Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment is the story of Raskolnikov, a young man who — unable to complete his studies — commits what he calls "justifiable murder." What ensues is as demanding and illuminating for the reader as it is for the main character. If you're familiar with Dante's Divine Comedy then reading this book is an even more enriching experience.

"Synopsis" by , Mistrustfully and with an affectation of being alarmed and almost affronted, he scanned Raskolnikov's low and narrow "cabin." With the same amazement he stared at Raskolnikov, who lay undressed, dishevelled, unwashed, on his miserable dirty sofa, looking fixedly at him.
"Synopsis" by , The poverty-stricken Raskolnikov, believing he is exempt from moral law, murders a man only to face the consequences not only from society but from his conscience, in this seminal story of justice, morality, and redemption from one of Russia's greatest novelists.
"Synopsis" by , This edition of one of the world's greatest novels--the classic story of justice, morality, and redemption set in19th-century Russia--features a new Afterword and a brand-new package. Revised reissue.
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