Crime and Punishment (Paperback)
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Crime and Punishment (Paperback)

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Paperback 720 Pages / Published: 30/01/2003
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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

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140449136
Number of pages: 720
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm


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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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