Crime and Punishment – Dostoevsky (1940s)

S$58.00

Crime and Punishment – Dostoevsky (1940s)

S$58.00

Title: Crime and Punishment

Author: Fyodor Dostoevksy, Constance Garnett (trans.), Fritz Eichenberg (illus)

Publisher: The Heritage Press, 1940s. No date, but published during WW2 in a smaller “wartime” edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket or slipcase as issued. Fair. Covers faded. Pages evenly browned, but clean except for very faint water damage to the edge. Smaller than the usual Heritage Press editions, in conformity with wartime regulations. With black-and-white illustrations. 484pp. App 8″x5″.

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A desperate young man plans the perfect crime — the murder of a despicable pawnbroker, an old women no one loves and no one will mourn. Is it not just, he reasons, for a man of genius to commit such a crime, to transgress moral law — if it will ultimately benefit humanity?

So begins one of the greatest novels ever written: a powerful psychological study, a terrifying murder mystery, a fascinating detective thriller infused with philosophical, religious and social commentary.

Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in a garret in the gloomy slums of St. Petersburg, carries out his grotesque scheme and plunges into a hell of persecution, madness and terror. “Crime And Punishment” takes the reader on a journey into the darkest recesses of the criminal and depraved mind, and exposes the soul of a man possessed by both good and evil … a man who cannot escape his own conscience.