Crime and Punishment|Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Crime and Punishment
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Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

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.

This vivid translation by David McDuff has been acclaimed as the most accessible version of Dostoyevsky's great novel, rendering its dialogue with a unique force and naturalism. This edition also includes a new chronology of Dostoyevsky's life and work.


  • ISBN-13: 9780140449136
  • ISBN-10: 0140449132
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • Publish Date: December 2002
  • Dimensions: 7.98 x 6.02 x 1.24 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.08 pounds
  • Page Count: 720
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP