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Crime and Punishment (08 Edition)

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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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Dostoevsky's characters are unbelievably, almost painfully fleshed out, leading the German romantic philosopher Friedrich Netzsche to proclaim: Dostoevsky is] the only psychologist, incidentally, from whom I had something to learn; he ranks among the most beautiful strokes of fortune in my life. In addition to the tormented killer Raskolnikov, Crime and Punishment introduces Porfiry, the brilliant investigator assigned to the murder case, and Sonia, a despoiled but pious woman devoted to Raskolnikov. Through his interactions with these two apparent opposites, Raskolnikov confronts his conscience, and learns that only through suffering can one find true happiness.

Synopsis:

A troubled young man commits the perfect crime: the murder of a vile pawnbroker whom no one will miss. Raskolnikov is desperate for money, but he convinces himself that his motive for the murder is to benefit mankind. So begins a tragic novel that illuminates the eternal struggle between human emotions and desire, and the harsh laws of ethics and justice. Part thriller and part philosophical meditation, this is a penetrating look at the core of human nature.

About the Author

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821–1881) is best known for investigating the meeting of morality and social justice within his fiction. His other noted works include The Brothers Karamazov (1880) and Notes from the Underground (1864).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780099981909
Author:
DOSTOEVSKY, FYODOR
Translator:
PEVEAR, RICHARD
Translator:
Pevear, Richard
Translator:
Volokhonsky, Larissa
Translator:
Pevear, Richard; Volokhonsky, Larissa
Author:
Volokhonsky, Larissa
Author:
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Author:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor M.
Author:
Pevear, Richard
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
N
Subject:
Classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Vintage Classics
Publication Date:
July 2008
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
564
Dimensions:
199 x 132 in.

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Product details 564 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780099981909 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 ,
A troubled young man commits the perfect crime: the murder of a vile pawnbroker whom no one will miss. Raskolnikov is desperate for money, but he convinces himself that his motive for the murder is to benefit mankind. So begins a tragic novel that illuminates the eternal struggle between human emotions and desire, and the harsh laws of ethics and justice. Part thriller and part philosophical meditation, this is a penetrating look at the core of human nature.
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