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    Crime and Punishment (Hardback) By (author) F. M. Dostoevsky, Translated by Richard Pevear, Translated by Larissa Volokhonsky, Introduction by W. J. Leatherbarrow

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    DescriptionThe sordid story of an old woman's murder by a desperate student provides the basis for a profound, philosophical drama of sin, guilt and redemption. Its grim theme and setting are complemented by manic comedy in this edition of Dostoevsky's famous novel.

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    Crime and Punishment
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) F. M. Dostoevsky, Translated by Richard Pevear, Translated by Larissa Volokhonsky, Introduction by W. J. Leatherbarrow
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 574
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 630 g
    ISBN 13: 9781857150353
    ISBN 10: 185715035X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: B-231
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: B-085
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    DC20: 891.733
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000, FIC014000
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    Publication date
    20 May 1993
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    Review text
    Dostoevsky contends with Tolstoy for the title of being the greatest Russian novelist. Although his work exhibits less narrative drive than that of Tolstoy, he demonstrates immeasurably greater psychological insight, especially into the minds of the unbalanced. Crime and Punishment is a novel which can change the reader's life. Unexpectedly readable, with occasional bizarre humour, it takes a theme of great simplicity - Student Raskolnikov kills a pawnbroker and her sister and is then torn apart by his conscience - and endows it with extraordinary surprises, each one more consistent with character than a more conventional solution might have been. A clash of very different people thrown together in an unusual circumstance produces, at length, a sense of inevitability and resolution, and therefore of quite unusual power and compassion. Strongly recommended to all cocksure murderers and self-satisfied policemen, among others. (Kirkus UK)