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Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 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 pur 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.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky (Russian: Фёдор Михайлович Достоевский), sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, journalist, and short-story writer whose psychological penetration into the human soul had a profound influence on the 20th century novel. Dostoyevsky was the second son of a former army doctor. He was educated at home and at a private school. Shortly after the death

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Original Title Преступление и наказание ISBN 0143058142 (ISBN13: 9780143058144 ) Edition Language English Characters Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, Porfiry Petrovich, Sofia Semyonovna Marmeladova, Avdotya Romanovna Raskolnikova, Arkady Ivanovich Svidrigailov...more , Dmitri Prokofich Razumikhin, Katerina Ivanovna Marmeladova, Pyotr Petrovich Luzhin, Raskolnikoff...less setting Russian Empire Siberia, Russian Empire Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire, 1866 (1876)