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Crime and Punishment: With selected excerpts from the Notebooks for Crime and Punishment - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)
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Crime and Punishment: With selected excerpts from the Notebooks for Crime and Punishment - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 05/05/2000
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Translated by Constance Garnett with an Introduction and Notes by Dr Keith Carabine, University of Kent at Canterbury.

Crime and Punishment is one of the greatest and most readable novels ever written. From the beginning we are locked into the frenzied consciousness of Raskolnikov who, against his better instincts, is inexorably drawn to commit a brutal double murder.

From that moment on, we share his conflicting feelings of self-loathing and pride, of contempt for and need of others, and of terrible despair and hope of redemption: and, in a remarkable transformation of the detective novel, we follow his agonised efforts to probe and confront both his own motives for, and the consequences of, his crime.

The result is a tragic novel built out of a series of supremely dramatic scenes that illuminate the eternal conflicts at the heart of human existence: most especially our desire for self-expression and self-fulfilment, as against the constraints of morality and human laws; and our agonised awareness of the world's harsh injustices and of our own mortality, as against the mysteries of divine justice and immortality.

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
ISBN: 9781840224306
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 327 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm
Edition: New edition

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“Gets you thinking hard”

I am trying to read more of the classics - those books you hear about, but no-one actually seems to have read. I was pleasantly surprised with the Wordsworth Classics range - the price is so low for the size of the... More

Paperback edition
24th May 2012
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“Crime and Punishment”

"Dostoevsky that great psychologist" This book should be taught in psychology classes. Human consciousness and unconscious is examined in their full frailty in this novel. A crime is thought, planned and... More

Paperback edition
30th June 2007
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“One of all time favourites!”

A very interesting book that looks inside that mystical creature that is called Human. If you are interested in how people's minds work than it is a must read.

Paperback edition
10th October 2017
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