Crime and Punishment: Penguin Classics

October 11, 2019 - Comment

Brought to you by Penguin.    ‘Will I really – I mean, really – actually take an axe, start bashing her on the head, smash her skull to pieces? Will I really slip in sticky, warm blood, force the lock, steal, tremble, hide, all soaked in blood…axe in hand? Lord, will I really?’ This new translation

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Brought to you by Penguin.   

‘Will I really – I mean, really – actually take an axe, start bashing her on the head, smash her skull to pieces? Will I really slip in sticky, warm blood, force the lock, steal, tremble, hide, all soaked in blood…axe in hand? Lord, will I really?’

This 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.

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Anonymous says:

Dark and powerful. “Crime and Punishment” is the story of Raskolnikov, also known as Rodion Romanovich and Rodya, and is told in the third person by an omnipotent narrator. At the start Raskolnikov is an impoverished ex student who is troubled by lack of food, decent lodgings and the fear that his sister is selling herself into marriage to improve his lot. This theme of women selling themselves for the sake of their families weaves itself through the narrative. He has dealings with an elderly woman who he uses as…

Anonymous says:

Timeless and prophetic Warning: Contain spoilersDon’t know about this latest edition – I bought the edition in 2015 with a different cover.This book has been on two Christian recommended book list. This is what John Piper says about it: “Dostoevsky is compelling because of his penetrating insights into the human soul for its evil and its good and how these are all tangled up together.”Do we know our hearts? I suppose many of us who sit in front of the computer right now browsing…

Anonymous says:

Pleased I have read it, but don’t want to read it again Written in 1866 and set in St Petersburgh Crime and Punishment (billed as the psychological account of a crime) follows the path of Raskolnikov, a near penniless student who commits a heinous crime and the mental torture he goes through afterwards.It was different to read a book based in Russia that wasn’t about the revolution or Stalin which has been the theme of nearly all Russian books I have read previously. Poverty of course featured quite heavily as did all round general…

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