Crime and Punishment (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

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by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
     
 

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Supreme masterpiece recounts in feverish, compelling tones the story of Raskolnikov, an impoverished student tormented by his own nihilism, and the struggle between good and evil. Believing that he is above the law, and convinced that humanitarian ends justify vile means, he brutally murders an old woman—a pawnbroker whom he regards as worthless. Overwhelmed

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Supreme masterpiece recounts in feverish, compelling tones the story of Raskolnikov, an impoverished student tormented by his own nihilism, and the struggle between good and evil. Believing that he is above the law, and convinced that humanitarian ends justify vile means, he brutally murders an old woman—a pawnbroker whom he regards as worthless. Overwhelmed afterwards by guilt and terror, Raskolnikov confesses to the crime and goes to prison. There he realizes that happiness and redemption can only be achieved through suffering. Constance Garnett translation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936041855
Publisher:
Simon & Brown
Publication date:
01/18/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author


Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) is a well-known Russian writer of numerous novels and short stories. His writing was influenced by, and in part a commentary on religion, society, and politics of 19th century Russia. Crime and Punishment has been read by millions and adapeted for several films

This edition of Crime and Punishement has been revised and abridged by Thomas Beyer with an emphasis on retaining the strong Christian themes of Doestoevsky's writing. Beyer is Professor of Russian at Middlebury College in Vermont and has read and taught Dostoevsky's works dozens of times.

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