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Crime and Punishment (Dover Thrift Editions)

Crime and Punishment (Dover Thrift Editions)
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  • Seller:Awesome life
  • Sales Rank:1,035
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Reprint
  • Pages:480
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.7
  • Dimensions (in):8.2 x 5.2 x 1.2
  • Publication Date:August 22, 2001
  • MPN:9780486415871
  • ISBN:0486454118
  • EAN:9780486415871
  • ASIN:0486415872
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Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
Supreme masterpiece recounts in feverish, compelling tones the story of Raskolnikov, an impoverished student tormented by his own nihilism, and the struggle between good and evil. Believing that he is above the law, and convinced that humanitarian ends justify vile means, he brutally murders an old woman — a pawnbroker whom he regards as worthless. Overwhelmed afterwards by guilt and terror, Raskolnikov confesses to the crime and goes to prison. There he realizes that happiness and redemption can only be achieved through suffering. Constance Garnett translation. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Amazon.com Review
Mired in poverty, the student Raskolnikov nevertheless thinks well of himself. Of his pawnbroker he takes a different view, and in deciding to do away with her he sets in motion his own tragic downfall. Dostoyevsky's penetrating novel of an intellectual whose moral compass goes haywire, and the detective who hunts him down for his terrible crime, is a stunning psychological portrait, a thriller and a profound meditation on guilt and retribution.

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