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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"Crime and Punishment" by means of Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated through Constance Garnett. released by way of sleek Library/Random condominium.

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The Modern Library continues to provide the world’s best books, at the best prices. About the Book “Crime and Punishment has upon most readers an impact as immediate and obvious and full as the news of murder next door,” wrote critic R. P. Blackmur. ” In the whole literature of the ambivalent relationship between man and the crimes of which he is capable, Crime and Punishment stands supreme for its insight, compassion, and psychological fidelity. The story of the murder committed by Raskolnikov and his guilt and atonement is without doubt the most gripping and illuminating account ever written of a crime of repugnance and despair and the consequences that inevitably arise from it.

Till that moment he had never been into a tavern, but now he felt giddy and was tormented by a burning thirst. He longed for a drink of cold beer, and attributed his sudden weakness to the want of food. He sat down at a sticky little table in a dark and dirty corner; ordered some beer, and eagerly drank off the first glassful. At once he felt easier; and his thoughts became clear. “All that’s nonsense,” he said hopefully, “and there is nothing in it all to worry about! It’s simply physical derangement.

You come with such trifles, my good sir, it’s scarcely worth anything. ” “Give me four roubles for it, I shall redeem it, it was my father’s. ” cried the young man. “Please yourself”—and the old woman handed him back the watch. The young man took it, and was so angry that he was on the point of going away; but checked himself at once, remembering that there was nowhere else he could go, and that he had had another object also in coming. “Hand it over,” he said roughly. The old woman fumbled in her pocket for her keys, and disappeared behind the curtain into the other room.

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