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Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment
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  • ISBN-13: 9780192833839
  • ISBN: 0192833839
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated

AUTHOR

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, Coulson, Jessie, Peace, Richard

SUMMARY

Crime and Punishment is the story of a murder committed on principle, of a killer who wishes by his action to set himself outside and above society. A novel of fearful tension, physical, and psychological, it is pervaded by Dostoevsky's sinister evocation of St Petersburg, yet in the life of its gloomy tenements and drink-shops provides moments of wild humour. Crime and Punishment was marked by Dostoevsky's own harrowing experiences. He had himself undergone interrogation and trial, and was condemned to death, a sentence commuted to penal servitude. In prison he was particularly impressed by one hardened murderer who seemed to have attained a spiritual equilibrium beyond good and evil: yet witnessing the misery of other convicts also engendered in Dostoevsky a belief in the Christian idea of salvation through suffering.Dostoyevsky, Fyodor is the author of 'Crime and Punishment' with ISBN 9780192833839 and ISBN 0192833839.

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