Crime and Punishment Author:Fyodor Dostoevsky From the back cover: — This stirring classic is painted on the exotic background of St. Petersburg and Tsarist Russia. It?s characters have become legendary in modern literature: Raskolnikov ? the tortured intellectual who wants to commit the perfect murder; Marmeladov ? the weak alcoholic who destroys everything he holds dear; Sonya ? the broken... more », enslaved prostitute who dreams of a purer life; Svidrigailov ? a perverted nobleman and the personification of evil itself; Porfiry ? the cold wily detective who torments his victim mentally until he confesses.
Crime and punishment is all things to all men: a superb story of crime and detection; a taut psychological novel; and lastly, a Christian drama of man?s eternal revolt against God.
This new translation is the first version of Dostoevsky?s masterpiece in the American idiom and is based on the most authoritative Russian text available. Translated by Michael Scammell.« less