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Crime and punishment

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky; David Magarshack
Publisher: New York : Greenwich House : Distributed by Crown Publishers, 1982.
Series: Greenwich House classics library.
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 into motion a story which, for its excrutiating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its profundity of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fyodor Dostoyevsky; David Magarshack
ISBN: 0517399903 9780517399903
OCLC Number: 9131800
Notes: Translation of: Prestuplenie i nakazanie.
Description: 558 pages, [11] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Greenwich House classics library.
Other Titles: Prestuplenie i nakazanie.
Responsibility: Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; translated, with an introduction, by David Magarshack ; illustrated by D. Shmarinov.

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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 into motion a story which, for its excrutiating 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 losing a drop of its power over our imagination.

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