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  • Published: 1 February 1998
  • ISBN: 9780553211757
  • Imprint: Bantam Dell
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $14.99

Crime and Punishment




Back by popular demand, the original Clothbound Classics edition of Dostoyevsky's masterpiece.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

A desperate young man plans the perfect crime—the murder of a despicable pawnbroker, an old women no one loves and no one will mourn. Is it not just, he reasons, for a man of genius to commit such a crime, to transgress moral law—if it will ultimately benefit humanity? So begins one of the greatest novels ever written: a powerful psychological study, a terrifying murder mystery, a fascinating detective thriller infused with philosophical, religious and social commentary. Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in a garret in the gloomy slums of St. Petersburg, carries out his grotesque scheme and plunges into a hell of persecution, madness and terror. Crime and Punishment takes the reader on a journey into the darkest recesses of the criminal and depraved mind, and exposes the soul of a man possessed by both good and evil . . . a man who cannot escape his own conscience.

  • Published: 1 February 1998
  • ISBN: 9780553211757
  • Imprint: Bantam Dell
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $14.99

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