9780140449136

Crime and Punishment (Penguin Classics)

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor

ISBN 10: 0140449132 / 0-14-044913-2
ISBN 13: 9780140449136
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator, Raskolnikov is pursued by the growing voice of his conscience and finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck. Only Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute, can offer the chance of redemption.

This vivid translation by David McDuff has been acclaimed as the most accessible version of Dostoyevsky’s great novel, rendering its dialogue with a unique force and naturalism. This edition also includes a new chronology of Dostoyevsky’s life and work.


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Mired in poverty, the student Raskolnikov nevertheless thinks well of himself. Of his pawnbroker he takes a different view, and in deciding to do away with her he sets in motion his own tragic downfall. Dostoyevsky's penetrating novel of an intellectual whose moral compass goes haywire, and the detective who hunts him down for his terrible crime, is a stunning psychological portrait, a thriller and a profound meditation on guilt and retribution.

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A desperate young man plans the perfect crime -- the murder of a despicable pawnbroker, an old women no one loves and no one will mourn. Is it not just, he reasons, for a man of genius to commit such a crime, to transgress moral law -- if it will ultimately benefit humanity? So begins one of the greatest novels ever written: a powerful psychological study, a terrifying murder mystery, a fascinating detective thriller infused with philosophical, religious and social commentary. Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in a garret in the gloomy slums of St. Petersburg, carries out his grotesque scheme and plunges into a hell of persecution, madness and terror. Crime And Punishment takes the reader on a journey into the darkest recesses of the criminal and depraved mind, and exposes the soul of a man possessed by both good and evil ... a man who cannot escape his own conscience.

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Book Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised ed. 198 x 132 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. A thrilling study of guilt and power, the Penguin Classics edition of Fyodor Dostoyevsky s Crime and Punishment is translated with an introduction and notes by David McDuff. Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with Porfiry, a suspicious detective, Raskolnikov is pursued by the growing voice of his conscience and finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck. Only Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute, can offer the chance of redemption. As the ensuing investigation and trial reveal the true identity of the murderer, Dostoyevsky s dark masterpiece evokes a world where the lines between innocence and corruption, good and evil, blur and everyone s faith in humanity is tested. This vivid translation by David McDuff has been acclaimed as the most accessible version of Dostoyevsky s great novel, rendering its dialogue with a unique force and naturalism. This edition also contains a new chronology of Dostoyevsky s life and work. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was born in Moscow. From 1849-54 he lived in a convict prison, and in later years his passion for gambling led him deeply into debt. His other works available in Penguin Classics include The Brothers Karamazov , The Idiot and Demons . If you enjoyed Crime and Punishment , you might like Leo Tolstoy s Anna Karenina , also available in Penguin Classics . McDuff s language is rich and alive . ( The New York Times Book Review ). Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780140449136

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Book Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised ed. 198 x 132 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. A thrilling study of guilt and power, the Penguin Classics edition of Fyodor Dostoyevsky s Crime and Punishment is translated with an introduction and notes by David McDuff. Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with Porfiry, a suspicious detective, Raskolnikov is pursued by the growing voice of his conscience and finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck. Only Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute, can offer the chance of redemption. As the ensuing investigation and trial reveal the true identity of the murderer, Dostoyevsky s dark masterpiece evokes a world where the lines between innocence and corruption, good and evil, blur and everyone s faith in humanity is tested. This vivid translation by David McDuff has been acclaimed as the most accessible version of Dostoyevsky s great novel, rendering its dialogue with a unique force and naturalism. This edition also contains a new chronology of Dostoyevsky s life and work. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was born in Moscow. From 1849-54 he lived in a convict prison, and in later years his passion for gambling led him deeply into debt. His other works available in Penguin Classics include The Brothers Karamazov , The Idiot and Demons . If you enjoyed Crime and Punishment , you might like Leo Tolstoy s Anna Karenina , also available in Penguin Classics . McDuff s language is rich and alive . ( The New York Times Book Review ). Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780140449136

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