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Crime and Punishment - (Penguin Classics Hardcover)by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 720

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Classics

Series Title: Penguin Classics Hardcover

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Penguin Books

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Language: English

Street Date: October 9, 2018
TCIN: 53850298
UPC: 9780241347683
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-7714

Description

Fyodor Dostoyevsky's seminal classic, now back in a beautiful hardcover edition designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

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 of Crime and Punishment also includes a new chronology of Dostoyevsky's life and work.

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