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Published: 28 March 2019

544 Pages


ISBN: 9780198709718

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Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoevsky
Nicolas Pasternak Slater and Edited by Sarah J. Young

Oxford World's Classics

  • A major new translation of Dostoyevsky's enduring classic by Nicolas Pasternak Slater, with editorial material by the UK's leading Dostoevsky expert, Dr Sarah J. Young
  • The introduction gives a brief biographical sketch of Dostoevsky, focusing on aspects of his life most pertinent to the writing of Crime and Punishment—his experience of prison and the criminals he met there, and his money troubles in the 1860s when he was working on the novel
  • Provides an assessment of critical trends and approaches to the novel, detailing the literary and historical context, with emphasis on the Petersburg setting as a literary theme and a contemporary social context
  • The list of characters includes information on pronunciation and the range of diminutives used to refer to each character
  • The selected bibliography gives an up-to-date survey of works on Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment, and the historical and cultural contexts of the novel
  • Notes elucidate potentially obscure references in the text, and also connect the novel to the wider context of Dostoevsky's writing and 19th-century Russian culture, citing other classics of Russian literature and accessible secondary works