Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment


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Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140449136
  • 718 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Translator: David McDuff, Introduction by: David McDuff, Notes by: David McDuff

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