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Crime and Punishment [Norton Critical…

Crime and Punishment [Norton Critical Edition, 3rd ed.]

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Other authors: Mikhail Bakhtin (Contributor), Maurice Beebe (Contributor), Sergei V. Belov (Contributor), Nicholas Berdyaev (Contributor), A. Bern (Contributor)24 more, George Chulkov (Contributor), Jessie Coulson (Translator), F. I. Evnin (Contributor), Joseph Frank (Contributor), George Gibian (Editor), George Gibian (Contributor), Leonid P. Grossman (Contributor), Michael Holquist (Contributor), Karen Horney (Contributor), Vyacheslav Ivanov (Contributor), Simon Karlinsky (Contributor), Michael T. Kaufman (Contributor), Ralph E. Matlaw (Contributor), Czeslaw Milosz (Contributor), K. Mochulsky (Contributor), Alberto Moravia (Contributor), Jose Ortega y Gasset (Contributor), V. Pereverzev (Contributor), Philip Rahv (Contributor), Ernest J. Simmons (Contributor), N. Strakhov (Contributor), Leo Tolstoy (Contributor), U.S.S.R. Ministry of Culture (Contributor), Richard Weisberg (Contributor)

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This is my favorite among Dostoevsky's last great novels. In it the reader finds a man filled with fear, desperation, and anguish. Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is a shockingly intimate tale of a murder and a murderer. Raskolnikov is a man seemingly on the brink of madness as he plots and carries out a grisly killing. Although he evades the police, Raskolnikov's dark deed weighs heavily on him (in a way reminiscent of Poe's The Tell-tale Heart). The aftermath of his crime takes the young man on a journey through the range of human emotion and experience. Good and evil, guilt and redemption, agony and joy—this novel is an invitation to explore and question many of the ideas and judgments we take for granted.The characterization and discussion of ideas in both this novel and Dostoevsky's final work, The Brothers Karamazov are as good as any in literature. If you like Hamlet, Les Miserables or War & Peace you will like this book. ( )
  jwhenderson | Jan 29, 2011 |
I read this in college. And it was the only book I ever read in about 3 days with no trouble - and I was an English major. I thought this is a masterful story of psychology and guilt. A precursor to American Psycho. Okay, maybe stretching it. It's been 11 years since I read this. Time for a re-read. ( )
2 vote HvyMetalMG | Aug 22, 2007 |
One of my fave's by one of my fave's. Must reread soon... ( )
  ARidiculousMan | Apr 9, 2006 |
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Bern, A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Coulson, JessieTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Gibian, GeorgeEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Grossman, Leonid P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holquist, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393956237, Paperback)

Jessie Coulson’s translation provides the text for the Third Edition of this acclaimed Norton Critical Edition.

New footnotes have been added, based on discoveries by the leading Soviet Dostoevsky scholar, Sergei Belov. "Backgrounds and Sources", highly praised in the Second Edition, remains unaltered. Included are a detailed map of nineteenth-century St. Petersburg, selections from Dostoevsky’s notebooks and letters, and a crucial passage from an early draft of his novel. Noteworthy among the several new "Essays in Criticism" are a little-known but important passage by Leo Tolstoy on Raskolnikov; an essay by Sergei Belov; observations by the Russian literary theoretician and scholar Mikhail Bakhtin; and an essay by the Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz. A Chronology of Dostoevsky’s Life and a Selected Bibliography are also included.

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Raskolnikov commits murder. He then must deal both with the police, and his own guilty conscience. Determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammelled individual will, Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the Tsars, commits an act of murder and theft and sets into motion a story which, for its excrutiating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its profundity of characterization and vision, is almost unequaled in the literatures of the world. The best known of Dostoevsky's masterpieces, Crime and Punishment can bear any amount of rereading without losing a drop of its power over our imagination.… (more)

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