Crime and Punishment

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Signet Classic, 1999 - Fiction - 539 pages
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Determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammelled individual will, Raskolnikov, and impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the Tsars, commits an act of murder and theft and sets into motion a story which, for its excruciating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its profundity of characterization and vision, is almost unequaled in the literatures of the world. The best known of Dostoevsky's masterpieces, Crime And Punishment can bear any amount of rereading without losing a drop of its power over our imagination.

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Crime and Punishment is highly plot-driven. - Goodreads
At times, I loved Dostoevsky's pace. - Goodreads
The writing is operatic but supremely smart and witty. - Goodreads
Dostoevsky's ending, is, well, surprising. - Goodreads
And the writing is wonderfully digestible. - Goodreads
The characterization in this is really forceful. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Ksenia Anske - Goodreads

I ponder how to even begin writing this. A review. Such a little pitiful thing compared to the book. I ponder also, pondered, rather, while I was reading it, rereading it (read it in Russian in my ... Read full review

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User Review  - Thomas Ullman - Goodreads

I first read C&P back in the 80's whilst listening to the melodic drone of The Cocteau Twins. As a young chap it had a very profound effect by making me realise why classic literature IS classic ... Read full review

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881), one of nineteenth-century Russia’s 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.

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