Classics

Crime and Punishment (Barnes & Noble Classics) by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett, Priscilla Meyer,

By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett, Priscilla Meyer, Nicholas Rice, Juliya Salkovskaya

Crime and Punishment, via Fyodor Dostoevsky, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which deals caliber variations at reasonable costs to the coed and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of conscientiously crafted extras. listed below are a few of the amazing positive aspects of Barnes & Noble Classics: All versions are fantastically designed and are revealed to better requirements; a few comprise illustrations of old curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, historic, and literary—to improve every one reader's knowing of those enduring works. Few authors were as for my part accustomed to desperation as Fyodor Dostoevsky, and none were so adept at describing it. Crime and Punishment—the novel that heralded the author’s interval of masterworks—tells the tale of the negative and proficient pupil Raskolnikov, a personality of extraordinary mental intensity and complexity. Raskolnikov purposes that males like himself, by means of advantage in their highbrow superiority, can and needs to go beyond societal legislations. to check his idea, he devises the appropriate crime—the homicide of a spiteful pawnbroker dwelling in St. Petersburg.  In essentially the most gripping crime tales of all time, Raskolnikov quickly realizes the folly of his abstractions. Haunted by means of vibrant hallucinations and the torments of his moral sense, he seeks aid from his terror and ethical isolation—first from Sonia, the pious streetwalker who urges him to admit, then in a stressful online game of cat and mouse with Porfiry, the intense Justice of the Peace assigned to the homicide research. A travel de strength of suspense, Crime and Punishment delineates the theories and motivations that underlie a bankrupt morality. Priscilla Meyer is Professor of Russian Language and Literature at Wesleyan college, in Middletown, Connecticut. She released locate What the Sailor Has Hidden, the 1st monograph on Vladimir Nabokov’s faded fireplace, and edited the 1st English translation of Andrei Bitov’s selection of brief tales, existence in Windy climate.

Show description

Read Online or Download Crime and Punishment (Barnes & Noble Classics) PDF

Similar classics books

Beyond Good and Evil

Past solid and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the longer term (first released in 1886) written through Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), the main innovative of contemporary philosophers, is a necessary textual content for a person attracted to the improvement of contemporary proposal. Nietzsche seeks to unmask and disclose the entire conventional philosophies and philosophers as essentially insufficient and to insist upon the fictitious nature of all human makes an attempt to give an explanation for what's real and upon the superficiality of recent rules, together with democracy and technology.

The Stranger

The meaninglessness and randomness of existence was once a continuing subject in Camus's writing. This tale is absurd, but touches a chord in the reader that without doubt will resonate for years yet to come. a guy is condemned to beheading simply because he was once detached at his mother's funeral. In legal he reveals freedom and happiness.

Moral Principles in Education

Ethical rules in schooling through John Dewey contains; the ethical function of the college, the ethical education Given by way of the varsity group, the ethical education from equipment of guide, The Social Nature of the process research, The mental point of ethical schooling, John Dewey used to be an American thinker, psychologist, and academic reformer whose rules were influential in schooling and social reform.

The Twelve Chairs

Winner of 2012 Northern California booklet Award for Fiction in TranslationMore devoted to the unique textual content and its deeply resonant humor, this new translation of The Twelve Chairs brings Ilf and Petrov’s Russian vintage absolutely to lifestyles. The novel’s iconic hero, Ostap Bender, an unemployed con artist residing by way of his wits, joins forces with Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov, a former nobleman who has back to his place of origin to appear for a cache of lacking jewels hidden in chairs which were appropriated through the Soviet experts.

Additional info for Crime and Punishment (Barnes & Noble Classics)

Example text

Petersburg. His epitaph, also the epigraph to The Brothers Karamazov, is from the Bible (John 12:24); it reads, 舠Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit舡 (King James Version). 1886 German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche publishes Beyond Good and Evil, which was influenced by The Possessed. 1912 Constance Garnett begins her translations of the works of Dostoevsky, introducing his writings to the English-reading world.

Bells can be associated with Raskolnikov舗s murderous aspect or with the potential for salvation associated with church bells. When Raskolnikov first goes to the pawnbroker舗s apartment, 舠he rang the bell of the old woman舗s flat. The bell gave a faint tinkle as though it were made of tin and not of copper. The little apartments in such houses always have bells that ring like that. He had forgotten the note of that bell, and now its peculiar tinkle seemed to remind him of something舡 (p. 8). After the murder, he returns at night while the workmen are there: 舠[He] pulled the bell.

152). The struggle between faith and reason is fundamental to Dostoevsky舗s philosophy. Dostoevsky was allowed to return to St. Petersburg in December 1859, exactly ten years after he had left. The idealist 舠men of the 40s舡 had been succeeded by the 舠men of the 1860s,舡 who endorsed Western positivist, materialist thought. In 1861 Dostoevsky and his brother Mikhail founded a journal, Vremia (Time), that attempted to reconcile the opposing camps of the Slavophils (the more conservative, nationalist group who valued the Russian tradition) and the Westernizers (relative liberals who wanted Russia to learn from European culture).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.59 of 5 – based on 35 votes