Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment - Penguin Classics

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Bookseller Ray says "A rites of passage classic.... A morally engaging psychological look at good versus evil. You haven't lived 'til you've read this."

'Dostoyevsky's finest masterpiece' John Bayley

Dostoyevsky's great novel of damnation and redemption evokes a world where the lines between innocence and corruption, good and evil, blur. It tells the story of Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, who wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be beyond conventional moral laws. But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a police investigator, Raskolnikov is pursued by the growing voice of his conscience and finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck.

Translated with an Introduction and notes by David McDuff

Book information

ISBN: 9780140449136
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 891.733
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Sales rank: 1884
Number of pages: 671
Weight: 484g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 31mm