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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Does one have the right to take a life? Can one counteract bad deeds by performing good deeds? Follow story of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov as he formulates and executes a plan to commit such a heinous crime. Find out how Fyodor shapes the psyche of Rodion as this atrocious act continually plays on his mind.
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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Does one have the right to take a life? Can one counteract bad deeds by performing good deeds? Follow story of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov as he formulates and executes a plan to commit such a heinous crime. Find out how Fyodor shapes the psyche of Rodion as this atrocious act continually plays on his mind.
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  • BN ID: 2940012636478
  • Publisher: Books 4 People
  • Publication date: 2/11/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,240,553
  • File size: 434 KB

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  • Posted July 8, 2009

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    Amazing

    I absolutely adore this book! The reader in this addition is excellent and never bores. The story is awfully long so you'll have to dedicate some time, but listening makes it go by so much faster. I got this as a christmas present and little did i know it would become a favorite.

    It is witty and intellectually stimulating, but while dark, it is never overwhelming or depressing. Very interesting and a well written translation.

    I read this after finishing THe Man Who Was Thursday, by GK Chesterton, and found they are an interesting combination.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 5, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    Love the introduction

    I own the Norton Critical Edition, which contains several useful scholarly articles. However, this edition (one of the few I could find of the Coulson translation) contains an introduction which explains several key points: the freedom of the serfs, the issues of alcoholism at the time, and, most importantly, Dostoyevsky's original abstract, which presents his take on Raskolnikov's motives. A wonderful introduction that adds to the novel considerably.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2011

    Amazing

    Some may say its a bad book beecause of the grammar and the fact that they were forced to read it. I was also told to read it, but i loved it. The grammar is simply from being translated and its an amazing book. I do say that its more of an advanced book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2011

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    Dark but really great

    A commentary as much on his own time as our own. Amazing how he captures the revolution and I can only see one coming our way.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2009

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    A very good book that i recommend everyone to read.

    A very interesting story about a russian peasant and his fatal actions that haunt him for most of his life. He commits a deed that he regrets later on. His family risks everything for the goodness of his sake. He seems so selfish yet he is not because in his inner personality you see a different person that wants to help others but can't because life has him deprived of money. Money buys a lot of things in this book, like in our world today. So Raskolnikov the protoganoist is living in a state of delirium. I could tell you much more, but i suggest you buy the book. It is a Russian Classic by the lovely Feodor Dostoevsky. =)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

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    I Love Dostoevsky

    As with most of the classic Russian greats the books are very detailed and require discipline to finish. However, the content makes it worth every effort. Dostoevsky is on a completely different plane of consciouness and understanding than most men and women of his time and our own. I recommend this, as well as The Brothers Karamazov, for anyone looking for a deeper meaning to the relationships we have with the challenges in our own lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2006

    My New Favorite Book

    Someone recommended Crime and Punishment to me, saying that I would enjoy it. I wasn't sure that I would, but I read it and was immediately fascinated. Raskolnikov is one of the most interesting characters in literature, and I especially love Dunya, Razumikhin, and Sonya. Rodion Raskolnikov is imprisoned in his own mind and by his own personality, but eventually finds freedom in prison, with the help of a giving and religious ex-prostitute. Dostoevsky presents his views on the steryotypes of groups of people and remarks that people may not always be what they seem. Then again, they may be exactly what they seem. He questions about a person's right to commit a crime in order to help others, and this really made me think. His message of eventual redemption inspired and uplifted me. Dostoevsky writes on so many levels that it's impossible to understand them all, but I'll certainly reread this book to try. Besides the depth and message of this wonderful book, it's just a captivating story. I would recommend this to everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2006

    Good Stuff

    I love this work as I love most all of Dostoevsky's works. This is one of his best books second only to The Brothers Karamazov. Books like this are what makes reading worth all the time. This is a complex phsycological thriller with the thrill and complexity of a masterpeice written by a brilliant literary artist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2005

    Good, but hard to follow

    I think that this book had a lot of issues in it that focused ont he psyche of a murderer and I think in that way the book is extremely powerful and interesting. However, there are so many details that it was almost impossible to catch the ones that were important. I also think that it was hard to read because my teacher only gave us a day to read 80 pages, but that's life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2003

    Incredible

    Now it is no wonder to me why he is considered one of the best authors of all time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2002

    Review of Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment"

    I think this book deserves a four star rating. I really enjoyed it. When I first picked it up, I didn¿t think I would like it because it was for a book report for world history class and it looked very long, but I ended up liking it after all. I guess that¿s why they say you shouldn¿t judge a book by it¿s cover. The reason I didn¿t give it five stars was because although I liked it, the language was a little hard to follow at times. It was also kind of slow at some parts like the beginning and it took a long time to read. But overall it is a good book. I especially liked the story, the characters and the element of suspense. I would definately recommend this book to anyone who likes suspense and does not mind a challenge.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2002

    Excellent book

    As Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov proceeds foolishly through his life, he is presented with many difficult choices, all of which end as bad decisions on his part. Each of these bad decisions throw him deeper into the pit of poverty in which he is forced to make even worse decisions. As Raskolnikov undoubtedly suspects, he will end up paying dearly in the long-run. In a way, Fyodor Dostoevsky depicts the main character to have caused his own situation, further implying that one does not receive punishment without crime. I was assigned this book for a high school history project to read over a matter of two months, so I was rushed in the process. However, this book has taught me some valuable things. For instance, a conscience is the worst prison known to mankind. It is unproven that worrying over a matter is actually worse than the matter itself, but that is not the entire story. More than worrying about punishment, Raskolnikov must face the simple fact that he has ended someone¿s existence and caused pain to those living in tragedy¿s wake. Even if Raskolnikov is not caught, his crime does not go without punishment. Indeed Crime and Punishment go hand in hand, but again, this is not the entire story. Dostoevsky hides his thoughts weaving in and around the words, leaving the reader in enough order to keep reading, but enough chaos to read the book again. This is a great book, and I recommend it to everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2002

    Masterful!

    This book brings with it a question to all humanity that still arouses argument today, yet is as old at the first writings of religion. " If you were to kill a vile, disgusting, horid excuse for a humman being for the greater good of mankind, would that murder then be just?" If the death of that one person was to bring life to many ohthers, would it then be just? This book is an absolute literary dream to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2002

    Outstanding!!

    I have only read two great Russian novels however this was my favorite one by far. The way in which Porfiry kept playing 'cat and mouse' with Raskolnikov kept me on the edge of my seat - the whole book was extremely intense and there were very few moments when I felt uninterested. The ending, I found, was a tad slow, but this book is definitely one of the best classics

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2002

    Recommended

    It wasn't a bad book. I read it during summer break for fun thinking that it was going to be a regular kind of book, but it wasn't. It was a very humorous and suspensive book (which i liked about it). If you like these kinds of books I would reccomend this book for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2002

    An Excellent, Suspenseful, and Satisfying Novel

    Crime and Punishment was a wonderful novel that explores criminal psychology and much more. The characters are absolutely unforgettable and the plot is stimulating and suspenseful. This is a truly extraordinary novel that you are sure to enjoy.

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