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Crime and Punishment Introduction by W J Leatherbarrow

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ISBN-10: 0679420290

ISBN-13: 9780679420293

Edition: 1993

Authors: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky, W. J. Leatherbarrow

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Dostoevsky’s drama of sin, guilt, and redemption transforms the sordid story of an old woman’s murder into the nineteenth century’s profoundest and most compelling philosophical novel. Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the tsars, is determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammeled individual will. When he commits an act of murder and theft, he sets into motion a story that, for its excruciating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its depth 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…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/25/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 5.27" wide x 8.30" long x 1.27" tall
Weight: 1.562

One of the most powerful and significant authors in all modern fiction, Fyodor Dostoevsky was the son of a harsh and domineering army surgeon who was murdered by his own serfs (slaves), an event that was extremely important in shaping Dostoevsky's view of social and economic issues. He studied to be an engineer and began work as a draftsman. However, his first novel, Poor Folk (1846), was so well received that he abandoned engineering for writing. In 1849, Dostoevsky was arrested for being a part of a revolutionary group that owned an illegal printing press. He was sentenced to be executed, but the sentence was changed at the last minute, and he was sent to a prison camp in Siberia instead.…    

Richard Pevear has produced acclaimed translations of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol, & Bulgakov. The translation of "The Brothers Karamazov" won the 1991 PEN Book of the Month Club translation prize.

Larissa Volohonsky has produced acclaimed translations of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol, & Bulgakov. The translation of "The Brothers Karamazov" won the 1991 PEN Book of the Month Club translation prize.