Translated by Constance Garnett with an Introduction and Notes by Dr Keith Carabine, University of Kent at Canterbury.
Crime and Punishment is one of the greatest and most readable novels ever written. From the beginning we are locked into the frenzied consciousness of Raskolnikov who, against his better instincts, is inexorably drawn to commit a brutal double murder.
From that moment on, we share his conflicting feelings of self-loathing and pride, of contempt for and need of others, and of terrible despair and hope of redemption: and, in a remarkable transformation of the detective novel, we follow his agonised efforts to probe and confront both his own motives for, and the consequences of, his crime.
The result is a tragic novel built out of a series of supremely dramatic scenes that illuminate the eternal conflicts at the heart of human existence: most especially our desire for self-expression and self-fulfilment, as against the constraints of morality and human laws; and our agonised awareness of the world's harsh injustices and of our own mortality, as against the mysteries of divine justice and immortality.
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Age Range: NA - NA years
Grade Level: NA - NA
Paperback: 485 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 19.56 x 12.45 x 2.79 CM
Shipping Weight: 0.34 Kg
Sometimes I wonder just how much this guy understand about human nature because his book always seems to tell us the most important ideas human think. This book is so many things, from crime and punishment, poverty and social class, the follies of youth, emotions, and others which make this book so brilliant.