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Crime and Punishment


Crime and Punishment


Crime and Punishment has become one of the most widely read and influential books ever written.  

It reveals the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of a true original, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, author of The Brothers Karamazov, The Idiot, Notes From The Underground,, and countless other literary masterpieces.

Published in hundreds of editions and translated into virtually every modern language, it has not been out of print since 1866.

● Contains extended historical context and a critical essay: Fyodor Dostoyevsky: The Petrashevsky Circle, by Pyotr Levitch.

Crime and Punishment has emerged over time as one of the greatest testaments to individualism, assuring the reader of the enduring value, power, and beauty of the unfettered self.
— Jacob Thorndyke

The appearance of this sumptuously produced twenty-first century edition of Crime and Punishment will delight the countless admirers of Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

—Matt Travers

FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY (1821-1881), one of the greatest of Russian authors, transformed the art of fiction. Author of numerous novels and short stories, including Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and The Brothers Karamazov, he is considered to be a literary colossus, and a central figure in the development of the modern novel.

PHILIP DOSSICK is the New York Times critically acclaimed writer and director of the motion picture The P.O.W. He has written for television, including the outstanding drama, Transplant, produced by David Susskind for CBS. His most recent books include Aztecs: Epoch Of Social Revolution, Sex And Dreams, Mark Twain In Seattle, Oscar Wilde: Sodomy and Heresy, The Naked Citizen: Notes On Privacy In The Twenty-First Century, Raymond Chowder And Bob Skloot Must Die, The Deposition, Vincent Van Gogh: Madness and Magic, Lenny Bruce: The Myth of Free Speech, Ghost Dance Prophets: From Martin Luther King to Mahatma Gandhi, and Times That Try Men’s Souls: Henry David Thoreau and Thomas Paine on Slavery and Civil Disobedience.

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