Crime and Punishment: With Selected Excerpts from the Notebooks for Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment: With Selected Excerpts from the Notebooks for Crime and Punishment

Paperback Wordsworth Classics

By (author) Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Translated by Constance Garnett, Introduction and notes by Dr. Keith Carabine, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 28mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 5 May 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Herts
  • ISBN 10: 1840224304
  • ISBN 13: 9781840224306
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 2,950

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Crime and Punishment is one of the greatest and most readable novels ever written. From the beginning we are locked into the frenzied consciousness of Raskolnikov who, against his better instincts, is inexorably drawn to commit a brutal double murder. From that moment on, we share his conflicting feelings of self-loathing and pride, of contempt for and need of others, and of terrible despair and hope of redemption: and, in a remarkable transformation of the detective novel, we follow his agonised efforts to probe and confront both his own motives for, and the consequences of, his crime. The result is a tragic novel built out of a series of supremely dramatic scenes that illuminate the eternal conflicts at the heart of human existence: most especially our desire for self-expression and self-fulfilment, as against the constraints of morality and human laws; and our agonised awareness of the world's harsh injustices and of our own mortality, as against the mysteries of divine justice and immortality.

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