Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Crime and Punishment -- Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Paperback
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Crime and Punishment -- Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Paperback


Hailed by Washington Post Book World as "the best [translation] currently available when it was first published, this second edition has been updated in honor of the 200th anniversary of Dostoevsky's birth.

With the same suppleness, energy, and range of voices that won their translation of The Brothers Karamazov the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Prize, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky offer a brilliant translation of Dostoevsky's astounding pyschological thriller, newly revised for his bicentenniel.

When Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the tsars, commits an act of murder and theft, he sets into motion a story that is almost unequalled in world literature for its excruciating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its depth of characterization and vision. Dostoevsky's drama of sin, guilt, and redemption transforms the sordid story of an old woman's murder into the nineteenth century's profoundest and most compelling philosophical novel.

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 03/02/1993
Pages: 624
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.00w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780679734505

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 8.7
Point Value: 40
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 703 / Crime and Punishment (Unabridged)


Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 02/22/1993

About the Author
Fyodor Mikailovich Dostoevsky's life was as dark and dramatic as the great novels he wrote. He was born in Moscow in 1821. A short first novel, Poor Folk (1846) brought him instant success, but his writing career was cut short by his arrest for alleged subversion against Tsar Nicholas I in 1849. In prison he was given the "silent treatment" for eight months (guards even wore velvet soled boots) before he was led in front a firing squad. Dressed in a death shroud, he faced an open grave and awaited execution, when suddenly, an order arrived commuting his sentence. He then spent four years at hard labor in a Siberian prison, where he began to suffer from epilepsy, and he returned to St. Petersburg only a full ten years after he had left in chains.

His prison experiences coupled with his conversion to a profoundly religious philosophy formed the basis for his great novels. But it was his fortuitous marriage to Anna Snitkina, following a period of utter destitution brought about by his compulsive gambling, that gave Dostoevsky the emotional stability to complete Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1868-69), The Possessed (1871-72), and The Brothers Karamazov (1879-80). When Dostoevsky died in 1881, he left a legacy of masterworks that influenced the great thinkers and writers of the Western world and immortalized him as a giant among writers of world literature.
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