Synopses & Reviews
A gripping new translation of Dostoyevskys masterpiecein a striking Graphic Deluxe Edition
This acclaimed new translation of Dostoyevskys psychological record of a crime” gives his dark masterpiece of murder and pursuit a renewed vitality, expressing its jagged, staccato urgency and fevered atmosphere as never before. Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders alone through the slums of St. Petersburg, deliriously imagining himself above societys laws. But when he commits a random murder, only suffering ensues. Embarking on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator, Raskolnikov finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck. Only Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute, can offer the chance of redemption.
A superb new translation of Dostoyevsky?s chilling and prophetic novel of revolutionary fanaticism
Pyotr and Stavrogin are the leaders of a Russian revolutionary cell. Their aim is to overthrow the Tsar, destroy society, and seize power for themselves. Together they train terrorists who are willing to lay down their lives to accomplish their goals. But when the group is threatened with exposure, will their recruits be willing to kill one of their own to cover their tracks? Savage and powerful yet lively and often comic, Demons was inspired by a real-life political murder and is a scathing and eerily prescient indictment of those who use violence to serve their beliefs.
About the Author
(18211881) was a Russian novelist, journalist, and short-story writer whose novels Crime and Punishment
and The Brothers Karamazov
rank among the greatest of the nineteenth century.
OLIVER READY is a consultant editor at the Times Literary Supplement (London) and a research fellow in Russian society and culture at St. Antonys College, Oxford. He won the Rossica Translation Prize for his translation of The Prussian Bride by Yuri Buida.
ZOHAR LAZAR is a frequent contributor of illustrations to the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, and the New York Times Magazine.