Crime and Punishment (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

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Poor and in desperate circumstances, Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov plots the murder of a pawnbroker to steal what he considers her ill-gotten gains. To his mind, he is justified in eliminating an unscrupulous person who thrives on the misfortunes of others and using her money for more benevolent purposes. When his well-wrought plans go awry, Raskolnikov finds himself little better off financially, and now, a murderer. Wracked with guilt, he finds himself torn between confessing his crime to clear his ...
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Poor and in desperate circumstances, Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov plots the murder of a pawnbroker to steal what he considers her ill-gotten gains. To his mind, he is justified in eliminating an unscrupulous person who thrives on the misfortunes of others and using her money for more benevolent purposes. When his well-wrought plans go awry, Raskolnikov finds himself little better off financially, and now, a murderer. Wracked with guilt, he finds himself torn between confessing his crime to clear his conscience, or following the path that providence seems to be shaping to help him get away with the perfect crime.
 
First published in 1866, Fyodor Dostoevsky's tale of a tortured conscience turned upon itself is a landmark of Russian literature and one of the most popular novels of all time. This 2011 edition, featuring Constance Garnett's classic translation, is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each voume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in exquisitely designed bonded leather bindings, with distinctive gilt edging and an attractive silk-ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensible cornerstone of any home library.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    My thoughts of the book were that it was good. The things I like

    My thoughts of the book were that it was good. The things I liked about the book were how the author used character descriptions, like how he described Rodya when he is thinking about what he has done, and how he feels. He did a good job making Rodya look like a sociopath or a psychopath. I also like how he made it gripping at parts, like when he is in the woman’s apartment, he really made me feel like I was there, which freaked me out. He captured the fear that Rodya had and the actions he did seemed real.
    But at the same time the book had some faults. One of them was how it would pick up and be exciting but then the next minute it was slow and a little boring. Also the way he speaks gets confusing. Also there are so many details that it gets hard to keep track of what is going on sometimes.
    I would recommend this book people. The people who would enjoy this book are the ones who like thrillers and somewhat disturbing but thought-full realistic fiction. The book gets really dark and almost hard to handle at some points so as long as that doesn’t bother you I would recommend this book to you. Also there are many interesting things that can be learned about Russia from the time period.
    It’s a very thought provoking book as well. It makes you question what would you do if you were in the same stand point of Rodya? Could you live with yourself if you had murdered someone? I know that I couldn’t do that; I would be so stricken with guilt that I couldn’t function.
    I think this would be a good book for a high school student who is a junior or senior. This is because it a very difficult book to read. It is hard to read because the dialogue is very hard to understand at points; also it’s a dark book which some younger grades couldn’t handle. But if I had to rate the book out of 10 I would give it a 9, it was a very good and compelling book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    Read this book for a literature class. Hands down the best and m

    Read this book for a literature class. Hands down the best and most insightful book I read in there. Would highly recommend to anyone willing to read a long, but outstanding book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Unless you either like Dostoevsky, or having trouble sleeping t

    Unless you either like Dostoevsky, or having trouble sleeping then skip this book or check it out from a library first. Only reason why I given it three stores it's because it help sleep during summer nights.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2013

    Beautiful and Big

    wont unwrap. looks Great on shelf

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Great read! Everyone should read through this masterpiece! 

    Great read! Everyone should read through this masterpiece! 

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  • Posted November 6, 2012

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    An amazing novel. Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is a novel

    An amazing novel.

    Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is a novel that everyone must read at some point. This masterpiece truly deserves this beautiful edition. The translation's very good. A good purchase and a must-have to your collection of the leatherbound classics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    Another great addition to the Barnes and Noble leatherbound clas

    Another great addition to the Barnes and Noble leatherbound classics

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