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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky: Adapted by Joseph Cowley

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Dostoevsky was the son of a doctor. His parents were hard-working, religious people but poor. His first work, "Poor Folk," was published by the poet Nekrassov, and he found himself an instant celebrity. A brilliant career seemed opened to him, but in 1849 he was arrested and condemned to death.

A member of a group of young men who met to read Fourier and Proudhon, he was ac
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Paperback, 134 pages
Published September 12th 2011 by iUniverse (first published September 1st 2011)
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Toni
Aug 28, 2013 Toni rated it really liked it
It was a hard read at first.. With all the russian names. The author has the habit of using the first names, last names and even nicknames of the characters alternately. I love russian names but like my experience with The Brothers Karamazov i had to always flip back pages whenever a new name appears that turns out to be a nickname or the last name of the presently mentioned character. The story itself is good.. I think that it was written in a very interesting way. How can a crime be done ...more
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Jan 27, 2013 Gloria Wimberley rated it really liked it
I read the version brilliantly translated by scholar & author Priscilla Meyers; the 500+ page journey is a warm swaddling of humanity (via richly-drawn characters) tempered by the fever of desperation. Not only for spiritually-tortured protagonist Raskolnikov, but for other characters as well. The still-relevant philosophical ponderings in Dostoevesky's masterwork are refreshingly cold splashes to the 21st
century psyche.
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Oct 09, 2012 Brad rated it really liked it
I read this while on my own in college. Mostly because I had heard so much about Dostoevsky. I thought it would be boring and difficult to follow but I was very impressed by how well it moved. Sure it got slow and occasionally floundered but I genuinely enjoyed reading it.
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Not an easy read but once you get into the story, it is a fascinating to delve into the inner workings of a man's mind when he commits a murderous act and how his guilt and paranoia takes over. I like this book very much although it took me a gazillion years to finish it.
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I read the first 150 pages and could not have cared less about the characters. Time to move on to a new, good book.
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I had to cheat a bit and listen to it, the Russian names so confused me...but, I was happily amazed! Loads to explore.
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