• Title: Crime and Punishment
  • Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky David McDuff
  • ISBN: 9780140455687
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Crime and Punishment Dostoevsky s drama of sin guilt and redemption transforms the sordid story of an old woman s murder into the nineteenth century s profoundest and most compelling philosophical novel Raskolnikov an
    Dostoevsky s drama of sin, guilt, and redemption transforms the sordid story of an old woman s murder into the nineteenth century s profoundest and most compelling philosophical novel.Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St Petersburg of the tsars, is determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammeled individual will When he commits an act of mDostoevsky s drama of sin, guilt, and redemption transforms the sordid story of an old woman s murder into the nineteenth century s profoundest and most compelling philosophical novel.Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St Petersburg of the tsars, is determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammeled individual will When he commits an act of murder and theft, he sets into motion a story that, for its excruciating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its depth of characterization and vision is almost unequaled in the literatures of the world The best known of Dostoevsky s masterpieces, Crime and Punishment can bear any amount of rereading without losing a drop of its power over our imaginations.This edition is part of the Penguin Classics Clothbound series designed by Coralie Bickford Smith.

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    1. There was a time in my life when I couldn’t get enough of reading Dostoevsky. Maybe because his books made me think so deeply about being human and how we choose to live our lives. I began with Crime and Punishment, probably the work he is best known for. What I remember is being fascinated by Dostoevsky’s brilliant understanding of human nature. I remember thinking what a deep study this book was; an incredible examination of a man who commits murder and how he is “punished” for it. I r [...]

    2. 6.0 Stars. One of my All Time Favorite novels. In addition to being one of the first works of Classic Literature that I suggest when asked for recommendations from others, this story holds a special place in my heart as it was the story, along with Moby Dick, that began my love of the “classics” for which I will always be grateful. So often we are forced to read the great works of literature for school or at times not of our choosing and I think it tends to lead to a lifelong aversion to the [...]

    3. ‘To go wrong in one's own way is better then to go right in someone else's.’I have been giving a lot of thought to this novel lately. Despite the three years that have gone by since reading Crime and Punishment—three years in which I’ve read some outstanding literature, joined and written just over 100 reviews of the books I’ve journeyed through—Dostoevsky’s novel still resides on it’s throne as my personal favorite novel. No other web of words, brushstrokes or music melody has [...]

    4. I've come to the conclusion that Russian door-stoppers might just be where it's at. "It" here meaning general awesomeness that combines the elements of history, philosophy and high readability to make books that are both thought-provoking and enjoyable. Granted, I have only read three of the Russian big-uns: War and Peace, Anna Karenina, and now Crime and Punishment, but I intend to rectify this shortly with The Brothers Karamazov and The Idiot. Now, I don't want to go blazing with too much exci [...]

    5. The problem with being a high school student with average intelligence is that you can get fairly good grades with fairly minimal effort. It is an invitation to cut corners and utilize only one half your ass. This happened to me in English class. I'd sit back, take good notes, and bluff my way through various tests (this was back in the day before Google, when my family only had an AOL dial-up connection and all the answers, right and wrong, were on the internet). For these sins, I am now fated [...]

    6. Oh, Fyodor.Who else could keep me up and awake night after night, even though I promise myself every morning to go to bed at a decent hour?Who else can create such authentic human emotions that I feel I'm experiencing all of them myself?Who else would make me subject my kids to dinners of grilled cheese sandwiches, scrambled eggs, or frozen waffles just to spend more time with you?There is no one else. Only you.

    7. What can I add to 7000+ reviews (at the time I write)? I think this book is fascinating because of all the topic it covers. Like the OJ trial, it is about many important interconnected things and those things remain important today, even though this book was originally published in 1865.Sure, it has a lot about crime and punishment. But also insanity and temporary insanity, the latter a legal plea that could be entered in Russia of the mid-1800's. It's about guilt and conscience, long before Fre [...]

    8. “Crime? What crime? My killing a loathsome, harmful louse, a filthy old moneylender woman who brought no good to anyone, to murder whom would pardon forty sins, who sucked the lifeblood of the poor, and you call that a crime ?”Just a few scattered toughts, for I do not know how to begin. After revisiting Crime and Punishment I am utterly troubled. What to do? What to say? In my opinion, to write a review of one of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's great masterpieces is a troublesome undertaking. To writ [...]

    9. Here's another review as I go! I suppose I just can't let go of Dostoyevsky's squalid, bleak, complicated, and spiritually vexing world, so despite having just finished The Brothers Karamazov, I find myself plunging headlong into Crime and Punishment, a book I last read 20 years ago.I'm reading the new Oliver Ready translation, and it's wonderful so far.I can well imagine how shocking this book must have been at the time. It depicts a world where everyone is either taking advantage of someone el [...]

    10. What a sensational reading experience, what an unconditional surrender to an atmosphere of fear, anxiety and confusion - and to an epic battle of wills! Rarely these days do I read with that kind of hopeless, helpless feeling of being completely, utterly lost in the imaginary world. From the first moment, when Raskolnikov steps out on the street and begins wandering around in Petersburg, to the very last pages, I live with the characters, I am part of the story, I have my own opinions, and argue [...]

    11. با اینکه این کتاب رو خیلی وقت پیش خوندم، هنوز که هنوزه، به نظرم شاهکار تمام اعصاره و هیچ کتابی روی دستش نیست. و جالب اینه که این کتاب، اول پاورقی روزنامه بوده و بعداً مستقلاً چاپ شده. حالا مقایسه کنید بین پاورقی های روسی و پاورقی های وطنی!داستايوسكى و نيچهمن تا مدت های مدید، فکر [...]

    12. داستایوفسکی آنقدر نویسنده مشهوریست که انتقاد کردن از او دل و جرات زیادی می خواهد. بخاطر همین دست "ناباکوف" را گرفتم و کشاندم به این ریویو، تا در این منازعه هراس آور تنها نباشم. البته وقتی پای انتقاد از داستایوفسکی در میان باشد، ناباکوف با لذت تمام برای شما سخنرانی خواهد کردولا [...]

    13. فوق العادهقلم افسانه ای داستایوفسکی، توصیف بی نظیر جزئیات، داستان پردازی عالی و شخصیت پردازی مناسب باعث شد این رمان به اثری فوق العاده تبدیل بشه.داستان تمام مدت هیجان انگیز بود و تا انتها، هیچ افتی نداشت و اصلا حوصله سر بر نمیشد. با اینکه جزئیات از نظر آماری زیاد استفاده شده ا [...]

    14. I basically had to stop drinking for a month in order to read it; my friends no longer call. But it's great.

    15. Ah such beautiful pessimism. I find solace in the Russians, they make death seem like a mild disturbance in the beauty of life. Also their difficult is mere codswallop, the only difficult thing about Russian lit is the names. That's it. Crime and Punishment is the story of a crime and its eventual punishment. That's it. End of review. Or not. It's really the story of a crime, followed by more crime, with a sprinkling of just a bit more crime, and then finished off with a tad of punishment. The m [...]

    16. "Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a broad consciousness and a deep heart. Truly great men, I think, must feel great sorrow in this world."In this review I focus on the theme of pain as a path toward personal growth and discovering one’s true identity. I dedicate it to my friend Jeffrey. At first we would just read each others’ reviews. It was a common painful experience that bought us together and let me get to know the fabulous person behind the written words. Thank you for bein [...]

    17. 867. Преступление и наказание = Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevskyعنوانها: جنایت و کیفر (مترجم: محمدرضا عسکری در 147 ص)؛ جنایت و مکافات؛ نویسنده: فئودور داستایوسکی؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: در ماه می سال 1970 میلادیعنوان: جنایت و مکافات؛ نویسنده: فئودور داستایوسکی؛ مترجم: مهری آهی، تهران، صفیعلیشاه، [...]

    18. My star rating is purely subjective and means only what GR says it means: I didn't like it. It didn't mean anything to me, sadly, and I didn't even find it to be an interesting story. I'm not saying it's a terrible book; in fact, I'd be very interested to hear what others think (reviews are a bit light for this book here I see). First, I have a confession to make: I got two thirds of the way through and skimmed the rest. Well, worse than that: I flipped through and got the gist, but such is the [...]

    19. Oh, Rasky!!!!!!!! You idiot. Spoilers ahead: --Damn! I felt Raskolnikov's anxiety. I resented his mother when he did and I loved her when he did. I felt sick at the thought of Luzhin or Svidrigailov getting their hooks in dear Dunya (shout out to Dunya!) I wanted Porfiry to just accuse him, already! I guess I'm saying that Dostoevsky managed to make a very real character that I believed enough to mentally and physically align myself with while reading. This is what ultimately kept me turning the [...]

    20. I first read this book in high school and it blew my conceptions of literature away every bit as much as Light in August and One Hundred Years of Solitude. The first use of stream of consciousness, the deep analysis of Raskolnikov's conscience, the extraordinary plot movement and violence, the perfect narrative viewpointeverything about this book is near perfection and at the highest level of literary achievement. For me the two Dostoyevsky books to read if you are to read any are this one and B [...]

    21. I have few Dostoevsky fans in my friends list so my opinions here might not go over so well. I have been wanting to read this classic for a while and I had high expectations, but they were not met. I liked it okay but I found it to be a bit slow and drawn out. Ultimately not a whole lot happens in the story, but it takes 500 pages to get there. In fact, there are probably as many plot points in the 15 page epilogue as in the rest of the book.However, despite this, I can say that parts of the jou [...]

    22. I do not know how to begin, I am utterly troubled. What to do? What to say? In my opinion, to write a review of Dostoyevsky's great masterpiece is a very hard undertaking. To write a decent one, even harder. A week ago, if you asked me what my favorite novel was, I'd greatly struggle with it. I might consider Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Nabokov's Lolita, or probably even Heller's Catch 22. I might give varying answers. It would probably depend on my mood, or the current focu [...]

    23. ΕΥΛΟΓΙΑ και ΚΑΤΑΡΑ αυτό το αριστούργημαΔεν περιγράφω άλλο ΔΙΑΒΑΣΤΕ ΤΟ!

    24. I am spending waaaaay too much time thinking about this darn book!FOR ME, this was a bizarre, very dark, sometimes tedious and even disturbing book.It begins as RAS plans and ultimately commits a grotesque (view spoiler)[double (hide spoiler)] murder (with a borrowed ax) of a wicked old lady pawnbroker. As the story evolves, we get to see RAS' many faces, illnesses, his extreme poverty and experience his emotional roller coaster of feelings as he slowly passes through each stage resulting from h [...]

    25. For the love of Zeus, I have finished! I think we will be living on the moon with robots as our cooks by the time I write a review for this masterpiece, but I just want to let the world (or, at least, 118 friends and 79 followers; okay, the one that's reading this) know that I have finished it. I did it. I can rest in peace. Not now, anyway. I'm somewhat young and have many things to do. But, you know.

    26. "I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing."- Agatha ChristieCrime and Punishment proved to be one of those rare breed of books that well and truly break through the outer facade and leave behind a permanent impression, even if its a dark and hideous one.Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky died a 110 years ago before I was born, and yet all through the while [...]

    27. Time and timing were key elements in my reading of Crime and Punishment because real life became particularly busy just after I began the book making reading time particularly scarce, and since it is a novel that demands full attention, the timing couldn't have been more unfortunate, especially as I began to realise quite early on that ideally I would like to have been able to read it at the pace of the story, i.e in the same amount of days as the narrative covers, which is not very many accordi [...]

    28. Reading Dostoyevsky's 'Crime and Punishment' was an extraordinarily overwhelming sensation. The range of emotions and feelings surged to my mind throughout this book, the mastery with which the complexity , struggles , sufferings , and ecstasies of each fascinating mind is executed , all this convince me that Fyodor Dostoyevsky , one of the greatest authors of all time , is unsurpassed in his understanding of human psychology and in his ability to create in the reader , raw emotions so diverse ( [...]

    29. Un auténtico tour-de-force psicológico que sólo podría salir de la mente magistral de Fiódor Dostoievski. Clásico inoxidable. Atrapante de principio a fin y una muestra de que más allá de la atrocidad del crimen cometido, siempre puede haber redención sin importar el costo que conlleveAdjunto mi reseña de "El Diario de Raskólnikov", libro embrionario que le diera origen a este clásico:/review/show

    30. لماذا أخرت قراءة دستويفسكي كل هذا التأخير؟ هل لنفوري المكتسب من كل ما نال الاستحسان "بالإجماع"؟ هل توقعتُ أن كتاباته مثلًا مفرطة في الكلاسيكية؟ هل كان السبب هو إفراطي أنا في الكسل، كلما نظرت إلى رواياته الأشهر والتي تتجاوز الألف صفحة؟ لم أقرأ روايات بهذا الحجم إلا مرتين: لعب [...]

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