Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Subject: Criticism; Literature: Classics; Detective and mystery stories; Psychological fiction; other prose & writers; Classic fiction; Novels; Russian Novel And Short Story; General; Literary; Russian; Saint Petersburg (Russia); General & Literary Fiction; Literature - Classics; Classics; Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction
Publisher: Oxford University Press (2008-12-01)
SUMMARY: Crime and Punishment is one of the most important novels of the nineteenth century. It is the story of a murder committed on principle, of a killer who wishes to set himself outside and above society. The novel is marked by Dostoevsky's own harrowing experience in penal servitude, and yet contains moments of wild humor. This new edition of the authoritative and readable Coulson translation comes with a challenging new introduction and notes that elucidate many of the novel's most important--and difficult--aspects.