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
No spoilers but, FD knows how to serve up an ending! - Goodreads
The writing is operatic but supremely smart and witty. - Goodreads
And the writing is wonderfully digestible. - Goodreads
The ending was a pleasant surprise. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Ariel Lynn - Goodreads

This was my first foray into Dostoevsky, & I don't think I would ever want to read a different translator's interpretation. Specifically, I read Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky's translation. I ... Read full review

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"Never had they thought their judgments, their scientific conclusions, their moral convictions and beliefs more unshakeable. Entire settlements, entire cities and nations would be infected and go mad ... 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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