One of the world's greatest novels, Crime and Punishment is the story of a murder and its consequences—a tale of suspense without equal, set in the midst of nineteenth-century Russia's troubled transition to the modern age. The novel's young protagonist, Raskolnikov, is a sensitive intellectual driven by poverty to believe he is exempt from moral law.
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, Pevear and Volokhonsky offer a brilliant translation of Dostoevsky's classic novel that presents a clear insight into this astounding psychological thriller.
"The best (translation) currently available"—Washington Post Book World.
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