Fyodor Dostoevsky

Crime and Punishment
  • Crime and Punishment

    • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    • David McDuff (Translator)

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    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 Porfiry, a suspicious detective, 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. As the ensuing investigation and trial reveal the true identity of the murderer, Dostoyevsky's dark masterpiece evokes a world where the lines between innocence and corruption, good and evil, blur and everyone's faith in humanity is tested.

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky are known for their highly-acclaimed translations of Dostoevsky (Demons, The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment , The Idiot, The Adolescentand Notes from Underground have already been published by Everyman). They have twice been awarded America's PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Prize, for The Brothers Karamazov and for their translation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina.