Crime and Punishment : (OWC Hardback)

Description

'One death, in exchange for thousands of lives - it's simple arithmetic!' A new translation of Dostoevsky's epic masterpiece, Crime and Punishment (1866). The impoverished student Raskolnikov decides to free himself from debt by killing an old moneylender, an act he sees as elevating himself above conventional morality. Like Napoleon he will assert his will and his crime will be justified by its elimination of 'vermin' for the sake of the greater good. But Raskolnikov is torn apart by fear, guilt, and a growing conscience under the influence of his love for Sonya. Meanwhile the police detective Porfiry is on his trial. It is a powerfully psychological novel, in which the St Petersburg setting, Dostoevsky's own circumstances, and contemporary social problems all play their part.

Details

Author(s)
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Nicolas Pasternak Slater, Sarah J. Young
Format
Hardback | 544 pages
Dimensions
151 x 223 x 45mm | 676g
Publication date
12 Nov 2017
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0198709706
ISBN13
9780198709701
Bestsellers rank
146,837