Bookshelf | The Marshall ProjectThis 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. Will I really slip in sticky, warm blood, force the lock, steal, tremble, hide, all soaked in blood. Lord, will I really? Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky was born in Moscow in His debut, the epistolary novella Poor Folk , made his name. In he was arrested for involvement with the politically subversive 'Petrashevsky circle' and until he lived in a convict prison in Omsk, Siberia.
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Raskolnikov, an impoverished student, conceives of himself as being an extraordinary young man and then formulates a theory whereby the extraordinary men of the world have a right to commit any crime if they have something of worth to offer humanity. To prove his theory, he murders an old, despicable pawnbroker and her half-sister who happened to come upon him suddenly. Immediately after the crime, he becomes ill and lies in his room semi-conscious for several days. When he recovers, he finds that a friend, Razumihkin, had looked for him. While he is recovering, he receives a visit from Luzhin, who is engaged to Raskolnikov's sister, Dunya. Raskolnikov insults Luzhin and sends him away because he resents Luzhin's domineering attitude toward Dunya. As soon as he can be about again, Raskolnikov goes out and reads about the crime in all the newspapers of the last few days.
Crime and Punishment in America. Read the Review. Just as violent crime has become part of the accepted backdrop of life in the United States, so too has the growth of the system we've established to contain it. A huge and constantly expanding penal system seems to us like a normal and inevitable feature of modern life. But what we have witnessed in the past quarter century is nothing less than a revolution in our justice system--a transformation unprecedented in our own history, or in that of any other industrial democracy. In there were fewer than , inmates in our state and federal prisons. By the end of we were approaching 1.
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Consumed by the idea of his own special destiny, Rashkolnikov is drawn to commit a terrible crime. In the aftermath, he is dogged by madness, guilt and a calculating detective, and a feverish cat-and-mouse game unfolds. Speaking on behalf of the novel are acclaimed Russian writer Boris Akunin and Russian scholar Dr Sarah Young who will be discussing this timeless Russian classic with the audience in the room at Pushkin House and around the world. See all episodes from World Book Club. Keep up with Lynda Snell as she gives her impressions of some of the classics.
Crime and Punishment is a novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky that was first published in Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis. See a complete list of the characters in Crime and Punishment and in-depth analyses of Raskolnikov, Sonya, Dunya, and Svidrigailov. Find the quotes you need to support your essay, or refresh your memory of the book by reading these key quotes. Continue your study of Crime and Punishment with these useful links. Crime and Punishment by: Fyodor Dostoevsky. Get a copy of Crime and Punishment at BN.