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The Resource Crime and punishment : a novel in six parts with epilogue, by Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated and annotated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; [translated with an introduction and notes by Oliver Ready (some copies)

Crime and punishment : a novel in six parts with epilogue, by Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated and annotated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; [translated with an introduction and notes by Oliver Ready (some copies)

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Crime and punishment : a novel in six parts with epilogue
Title
Crime and punishment
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a novel in six parts with epilogue
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by Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated and annotated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; [translated with an introduction and notes by Oliver Ready (some copies)
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  • rus
  • eng
Summary
Raskolnikov, a nihilistic young man in the midst of a spiritual crisis, makes the fateful decision to murder a cruel pawnbroker, justifying his actions by relying on science and reason, and creating his own morality system. The aftermath of his crime and Petrovich's murder investigation result in an utterly compelling, truly unforgettable cat-and-mouse game
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Magill Book Review: Raskolnikov, an impoverished law student, plans to commit the perfect crime by murdering an old female pawnbroker. He hopes to gain money for himself and others and to demonstrate that he belongs to the portion of mankind not subject to conventional morality. Having studied the careers of men such as Napoleon Bonaparte, he embraces the theory that an elitist few are justified in pursuing their objectives through any means.No sooner is the murder committed than events begin to call his theory into question. When the pawnbroker's half sister arrives unexpectedly, Raskolnikov kills her also. In his haste and confusion, he overlooks most of the money and is unable to use the small amount he does take. Following the crime, he rapidly sinks into physical and mental illness.As the hero experiences intense guilt, other characters influence the course of his expiation. The cunning detective Porfiry discovers the truth early but waits until Raskolnikov is ready to accuse himself. Raskolnikov eventually realizes that he must choose one of two alternatives--confession or suicide.Characters such as Luzhin and the sensual Svidrigailov defeat themselves by exploiting others for their own selfish ends. Svidrigailov's suicide demonstrates to Raskolnikov the futility of egoism. Other characters--Raskolnikov's sister, Dounia, his friend Razumihin, and Sonia, a young prostitute--willingly sacrifice themselves and suffer for others. Aided by Sonia, who grows to love him, Raskolnikov chooses life, confession, and punishment, without, however, achieving true repentance.An intense psychological account, the narrative presents thoughts and emotions from each character's point of view. When the character is confused, the reader is also, for no authorial voice intrudes to clarify the situation. Unable to understand his own motives for the crime, the protagonist recognizes that one risks psychic disintegration by sweeping aside traditional morality.
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1821-1881
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Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Dewey number
891.73/3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG3326
LC item number
.P7 1993
Literary form
fiction
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bibliography
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1943-
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  • Pevear, Richard
  • Volokhonsky, Larissa
  • Ready, Oliver
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Vintage classics
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Saint Petersburg (Russia)
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adult
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Crime and punishment : a novel in six parts with epilogue, by Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated and annotated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; [translated with an introduction and notes by Oliver Ready (some copies)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [553]-564)
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text
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Dimensions
21 cm.
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First Vintage classics edition.
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xx, 564 pages
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9780679734505
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(pbk.)
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92056354
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • 26399697
  • (OCoLC)26399697
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Crime and punishment : a novel in six parts with epilogue, by Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated and annotated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; [translated with an introduction and notes by Oliver Ready (some copies)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [553]-564)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Vintage classics edition.
Extent
xx, 564 pages
Isbn
9780679734505
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
92056354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 26399697
  • (OCoLC)26399697

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