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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. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
An acclaimed new translation of the classic Russian novel.
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A masterpiece. Dostoyevsky takes some getting use to in English translation, but the story is great.Published 2 days ago by DataJanitor
I'm reviewing the Barnes & Noble edition translated by Constance Garnett. While I wouldn't say I hated this, it was close. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Tea&BookLover
Holy Crap! What a monster read. With all of the Russian names and locations I read this on and off all summer long. And I read three of four more books in the process. Read morePublished 4 days ago by E A Lake
Purchased 2 for my seniors AP lit. class. The books were in excellent condition.Published 7 days ago by SHAUNA
One of my favorite novels. Dostoyevsky's penetrating psychological insights alone are worth the read. The slow build, the layered rationalizations, the horrific realization. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Dasein
I have read the original in Russian and believe this translation is very my close to the original, it has no defect of loosing meaning or flavour in translation.Published 16 days ago by wijay