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Crime and Punishment By F. M. Dostoevsky

Crime and Punishment
by F. M. Dostoevsky

This is the story of a murder committed on principle, of a killer who wishes by his action to set himself outside and above society. A novel of tension, it is pervaded by Dostoevsky's sinister evocation of St Petersburg, yet the life of its tenements and drink-shops provides moments of humour.
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Crime and Punishment by F. M. Dostoevsky

Crime and Punishment is the story of a murder committed on principle, of a killer who wishes by his action to set himself outside and above society. A novel of fearful tension, physical, and psychological, it is pervaded by Dostoevsky's sinister evocation of St Petersburg, yet in the life of its gloomy tenements and drink-shops provides moments of wild humour. Crime and Punishment was marked by Dostoevsky's own harrowing experiences. He had himself undergone interrogation and trial, and was condemned to death, a sentence commuted to penal servitude. In prison he was particularly impressed by one hardened murderer who seemed to have attained a spiritual equilibrium beyond good and evil: yet witnessing the misery of other convicts also engendered in Dostoevsky a belief in the Christian idea of salvation through suffering.

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About F. M. Dostoevsky



Richard Peace is Emeritus Professor of Russian at Bristol University. He is the author of Dostoevsky: An Examination of his Major Novels.

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GOR001221751
Crime and Punishment by F. M. Dostoevsky
F. M. Dostoevsky
Used - Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1998-01-03
566
0192833839
9780192833839
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.