Crime and Punishment: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Paperback)

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By Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Oliver Ready (Translator), Oliver Ready (Introduction by)
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"A truly great translation . . . This English version . . . really is better." --A. N. Wilson, The Spectator

This acclaimed new translation of Dostoyevsky's "psychological record of a crime" gives his dark masterpiece of murder and pursuit a renewed vitality, expressing its jagged, staccato urgency and fevered atmosphere as never before. Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders alone through the slums of St. Petersburg, deliriously imagining himself above society's laws. But when he commits a random murder, only suffering ensues. Embarking on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator, Raskolnikov finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck. Only Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute, can offer the chance of redemption.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

About the Author


Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, journalist, and short-story writer whose novels Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov rank among the greatest of the nineteenth century. Oliver Ready (translator) is a lecturer and research fellow in Russian literature and culture at the University of Oxford. He won the Rossica Translation Prize for his translation of The Prussian Bride by Yuri Buida and the Read Russia Prize for his translation of Before and During by Vladimir Sharov, and he was named Inttranet's 2015 Linguist of the Year for his translation of Crime and Punishment. He is consultant editor at The Times Literary Supplement for Russia and East-Central Europe. Zohar Lazar (cover illustrator) is a frequent contributor of illustrations to The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, and The New York Times Magazine.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143107637
ISBN-10: 0143107631
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: July 14th, 2015
Pages: 608
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions