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Oxford World’s Classics: Crime and Punishment

  • Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • ISBN: 9780199536368
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Readership: For Ages 13 Years and Above
  • Format: Paperback – 576 pages
  • Language: English

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The Oxford World’s Classics series makes available the greatest works of world literature. Each volume presents a superb text, an introduction by a leading scholar, a chronology of the author’s life, a select bibliography, and full explanatory notes

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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