Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

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This is one of 1000 limited-edition copies of "Crime and Punishment" published to mark the sixtieth anniversary of Penguin Classics, with a special jacket created by Fuel. Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator, Raskolnikov is pursued by the growing voice of his conscience and finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck. Only Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute, can offer the chance of redemption.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 720 pages
  • 239 x 313 x 95mm | 2,082g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Russian
  • 0713999497
  • 9780713999495

About Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky was born in Moscow in 1821, the 2nd of 7 children. From 1849 to 1854 he lived in a convict prison, and in later years his passion for gambling led him deeply into debt. In 1880 he delivered his famous address at theunveiling of Pushkin's memorial in Moscow; he died six months later in 1881. David McDuff has translated a number of nineteenth-century Russian prose works for the Penguin Classics series.show more

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