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Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

Author: David McDuff (Translator, Introduction by, Notes by); Fyodor Dostoevsky
Series: Classics Ser.
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Description
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 also includes a new chronology of Dostoyevsky's life and work.

Awards

Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

Author description

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky was born in Moscow in 1821, the 2nd of 7 children. From 1849 to 1854 he lived in a convict prison, and in later years his passion for gambling led him deeply into debt. In 1880 he delivered his famous address at theunveiling of Pushkin's memorial in Moscow; he died six months later in 1881. David McDuff has translated a number of nineteenth-century Russian prose works for the Penguin Classics series.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780140449136
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : January 2003
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 31mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : chronology, notes
  • : 2003
  • : chronology, notes
  • : 2003
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 718
  • : 718
  • : David McDuff (Translator, Introduction by, Notes by); Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • : David McDuff (Translator, Introduction by, Notes by); Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • : 891.733
  • : 891.733
  • : English
  • : English