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  • Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Translated by: Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
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  • When Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the tsars, commits an act of murder and theft, he sets into motion a story that is almost unequalled in world literature for its excruciating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its depth of characterization and vision.
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AuthorFyodor Dostoyevsky
PublisherVintage
Publication dateAugust 8, 2012
Print length566 pages
Customer Reviews4.7 out of 5 stars / 1,719 ratings
Sold byRandom House LLC
Price$13.00 lower (%87 savings) than the regular price of $14.99
Hailed by Washington Post Book World as "the best [translation] currently available" when it was first published, this second edition has been updated in honor of the 200th anniversary of Dostoevsky's birth.

With the same suppleness, energy, and range of voices that won their translation of The Brothers Karamazov the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Prize, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky offer a brilliant translation of Dostoevsky's astounding pyschological thriller, newly revised for his bicentenniel.

When Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the tsars, commits an act of murder and theft, he sets into motion a story that is almost unequalled in world literature for its excruciating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its depth of characterization and vision. Dostoevsky's drama of sin, guilt, and redemption transforms the sordid story of an old woman's murder into the nineteenth century's profoundest and most compelling philosophical novel.

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This book is public domain. I highly recommend the Standard Ebooks version instead: https://standardebooks.org/ebooks...ce-garnett
The original text is in public domain, but the translation is not. So just be aware that the version on Standard Ebooks is an older translation. Translation quality is, of course, subjective, but some people may prefer a more recent translation, as an already-difficult text can be made moreso by archaic translation.
This edition is the Richard Pevar and Larissa Volokhonsky translation, those two are basically the rock stars of Russian to English translators Smilie It is an excellent translation and while it is the only one I have read, I have been told by others it is the best current translation, including one person who studied it in the original Russian.

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This book is public domain. I highly recommend the Standard Ebooks version instead: https://standardebooks.org/ebooks...ce-garnett
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This book is public domain. I highly recommend the Standard Ebooks version instead: https://standardebooks.org/ebooks...ce-garnett [standardebooks.org]
The original text is in public domain, but the translation is not. So just be aware that the version on Standard Ebooks is an older translation. Translation quality is, of course, subjective, but some people may prefer a more recent translation, as an already-difficult text can be made moreso by archaic translation.
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The original text is in public domain, but the translation is not. So just be aware that the version on Standard Ebooks is an older translation. Translation quality is, of course, subjective, but some people may prefer a more recent translation, as an already-difficult text can be made moreso by archaic translation.
This edition is the Richard Pevar and Larissa Volokhonsky translation, those two are basically the rock stars of Russian to English translators Smilie It is an excellent translation and while it is the only one I have read, I have been told by others it is the best current translation, including one person who studied it in the original Russian.
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And what an epilogue it is, folks!
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How much money did Raskolnikov steal?

He got 317 rubles and 60 kopeiek (cents)

The earliest statistical income data for Russia we have for 1901. Raskolnikov, a former student is most likely in the lower 10% of the population by income. In 1901 the median income among poorest 10% was 161 rubles per year. Since events in the book are taking place 50 years earlier we need to adjust, According to statistic that I found from 1850 to 1901 the average income increased by 60%, so we can estimate that Raskolvnikov's yearly income was about 100 rubles.

Therefore the old lady had in her purse 3 years worth of Raskolnikov's income.

Median income of the poorest 10% of population in Russia was 8,800 rubles per month in 2013. So 3 year income is approximately 320,000 rubles.

Current currency exchange is 77 rubles for 1 usd, so Raskolnikov stole the equivalent of 4,156 usd.
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This and war and peace are the best for anyone who is into literature.
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This book is public domain. I highly recommend the Standard Ebooks version instead: https://standardebooks.org/ebooks...ce-garnett [standardebooks.org]
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The original text is in public domain, but the translation is not. So just be aware that the version on Standard Ebooks is an older translation. Translation quality is, of course, subjective, but some people may prefer a more recent translation, as an already-difficult text can be made moreso by archaic translation.
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This edition is the Richard Pevar and Larissa Volokhonsky translation, those two are basically the rock stars of Russian to English translators https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...lies/smile.gif It is an excellent translation and while it is the only one I have read, I have been told by others it is the best current translation, including one person who studied it in the original Russian.
I read that Constance Garnett translation a long time ago and I loved the book.
but if i were buying it now, which actually, i did recently, i'd get a modern translation.

The Pevar and Volokhonsky translation for $1.99 is a good deal. and they are indeed, highly regarded,
although not w/o some controversy; many don't like them.
I read their translation of "war and peace" and some other books.
I bought the Oliver Ready translation of Crime and Punishment, [amazon.com] which seems nice but i havent read it yet.
some like the Mcduff, the Michael Katz, which is the newest and I bet the Alma will be good when it comes out. (i'm reading 'their version of "the Idiot" now)

The important thing is to read some version of this book. It's one of the greatest books of all time
and it's more accessible than most of the other Dostoevsky or Tolstoy novels.
For 1.99, this is a great choice, although I'm not sorry I paid $3 more for the Ready.
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Reading this book is a punishment. Forcing kids to read it is the crime. In all seriousness it is not a bad book but boy did I hate being forced to read it.
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Reading this book is a punishment. Forcing kids to read it is the crime. In all seriousness it is not a bad book but boy did I hate being forced to read it.
Bitter still?
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Strongly recommend this book for Psychology major too
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Reading this book is a punishment. Forcing kids to read it is the crime. In all seriousness it is not a bad book but boy did I hate being forced to read it.
This was my favorite book in high school and led me to consider Dostoevsky to be my favorite author and read as many of his books as I can get my hands on - and I hated reading at the time. I've read it two more times since.
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This and war and peace are the best for anyone who is into literature.
Cannot forget Brothers Karamazov!
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Ain't nobody gonna finish reading these novels. They say they did, but they all lied.
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This was my favorite book in high school and led me to consider Dostoevsky to be my favorite author and read as many of his books as I can get my hands on - and I hated reading at the time. I've read it two more times since.

Cannot forget Brothers Karamazov!
Definitely...yes, someone mentioned has anyone ever finished these books. Well, I did, but it took me a lot of time.
Also, with our crappy lifestyle, I missed the days when during some cold days I used to sit with good books and tea and coffee, these days we are glued to our phones and laptops somehow.
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