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Crime and Punishment (1866) 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 great physical and psychological tension, pervaded by Dostoevsky's sinister evocation of St Petersburg, it also has moments of wild humour. Dostoevsky's own harrowing experiences mark the novel. He had himself undergone interrogation and trial, and was condemned to death, a sentence commuted at the last moment 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679601005
ISBN-10: 0679601007
Format: Hardback
(190mm x 127mm x 42mm)
Pages: 656
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 27-Oct-1994
Country of Publication: United States


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