The Originals: Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Rage, hate, love, friendship are in a duel. A drunkard is telling a captivating story about dead people facing their creator. Other amazing narrations and speeches follow. The story: He developes a strange philosophy that it is okay to kill a bad person. He does it and gets away with it. But the guilt is inflicting his soul. ---... Rage, hate, love, friendship are in a duel. A drunkard is telling a captivating story about dead people facing their creator. Other amazing narrations and speeches follow. The story: He developes a strange philosophy that it is okay to kill a bad person. He does it and gets away with it. But the guilt is inflicting his soul. -----Don't expect an easy time when you start, the beginning is tough because you have to get used to his style. After that you float through it.
Crime and Punishment
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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.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky was born in Moscow in 1821. His debut, the epistolary novella
Poor Folk(1846), made his name. In 1849 he was arrested for involvement with the politically subversive 'Petrashevsky circle' and until 1854 he lived in a convict prison in Omsk, Siberia. From this experience came
The House of the Dead (1860-2). In 1860 he began the journal
Vremya (Time). Already married, he fell in love with one of his contributors, Appollinaria Suslova, eighteen years his junior, and developed a ruinous passion for roulette. After the death of his first wife, Maria, in 1864, Dostoyevsky completed
Notes from Underground and began work towards
Crime and Punishment (1866). The major novels of his late period are
The Idiot (1868),
The Brothers Karamazov (1879-80). He died in 1881.