Crime an Puinishment

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Crime an Puinishment
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1956 Random House prenting o Crime an Punishment, translatit intae Inglis bi Constance Garnett
Author Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Oreeginal teetle Преступление и наказание
Leid Roushie
Genre Filosofical novelle
Psychological novelle
Publisher The Russian Messenger (series)
Publication date
1866; separate eedition 1867
OCLC 26399697
891.73/3 20
LC Class PG3326 .P7 1993

Crime an Puinishment (Roushie: Преступле́ние и наказа́ние, translit. Prestupleniye i nakazaniye, lit. 'prʲɪstʊˈplʲenʲɪɪ ɪ nəkɐˈzanʲɪɪ') is a novelle bi the Roushie author Fyodor Dostoevsky. It wis first published in the leeterar jurnal The Roushie Messenger in twal monthly installments during 1866.[1] It wis later published in a single volume. It is the seicont o Dostoyevsky's full-lenth novelles follaein his return frae 10 years o exile in Siberie. Crime an Punishment is considered the first great novelle o his "matur" period o writin.[2]

Crime an Punishment focuses on the mental anguish an moral dilemmas o Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in St. Petersburg wha formulates an executes a plan tae kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her cash. Raskolnikov, in attempts tae defend his actions, argues that wi the pawnbroker's money he can perform guid deeds tae coonterbalance the crime, while riddin the warld o a vermin. He an aa commits the murther tae test a theory o his that dictates some fowk are naiturally capable o such actions, an even hae the richt tae perform them. Several times throuoot the novelle, Raskolnikov compares himsel wi Napoleon Bonaparte an shares his belief that murther is permissible in pursuit o a heicher purpose.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. University of Minnesota – Study notes for Crime and Punishment – (retrieved on 1 May 2006)
  2. Frank (1995), 96