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Crime and punishment

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: London : Distributed by Heron Books, [1968?]
Series: The Greatest masterpieces of Russian literature
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Raskolnikov commits murder. He then must deal both with the police, and his own guilty conscience. Determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammelled individual will, Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the Tsars, commits an act of murder and theft, and sets in motion a story which, for its excruciating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its profundity of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Saint Petersburg Fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
OCLC Number: 3774150
Notes: Translation of Prestuplenie i nakazanie.
Description: [xxxii, 434] pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Series Title: The Greatest masterpieces of Russian literature
Responsibility: Fyodor M. Dostoevsky ; introduction by Gilbert Sigaux ; original ill. by Philippe Jullian.

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Raskolnikov commits murder. He then must deal both with the police, and his own guilty conscience. Determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammelled individual will, Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the Tsars, commits an act of murder and theft, and sets in motion a story which, for its excruciating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its profundity of characterization and vision, is almost unequaled in the literatures of the world. The best known of Dostoevsky's masterpieces, Crime and Punishment can bear any amount of rereading without losin a drop of its power over our imagination.

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