Raskolnikov, An Impoverished Student Living In The St Petersburg Of The Tsars, Is Determined To Overreach His Humanity And Assert His Untrammeled Individual Will When He Commits An Act Of Murder And Theft, He Sets Into Motion A Story That, For Its Excruciating Suspense, Its Atmospheric Vividness, And Its Depth Of Characterization And Vision Is Almost Unequaled In The Literatures Of The World The Best Known Of Dostoevsky S Masterpieces, Crime And Punishment Can Bear Any Amount Of Rereading Without Losing A Drop Of Its Power Over Our Imaginations.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.Award Winning Translators Richard Pevear And Larissa Volokhonsky Render This Elusive And Wildly Innovative Novel With An Energy, Suppleness, And Range Of Voice That Do Full Justice To The Genius Of Its Creator.
Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky Russian , sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, journalist, and short story writer whose psychological penetration into the human soul had a profound influence on the 20th century novel.Dostoyevsky was the second son of a former army doctor He was educated at home and at a private school Shortly after the death Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky Russian , sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, journalist, and short story writer whose psychological penetration into the human soul had a profound influence on the 20th century novel.Dostoyevsky was the second son of a former army doctor He was educated at home and at a private school Shortly after the death of his mother in 1837 he was sent to St Petersburg, where he entered the Army Engineering College Dostoyevsky s father died in 1839, most likely of apoplexy, but it was rud that he was murdered by his own serfs Dostoyevsky graduated as a military engineer, but resigned in 1844 to devote himself to writing His first novel,Poor Folkappeared in 1846.That year he joined a group of utopian socialists He was arrested in 1849 and sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment in Siberia Dostoyevsky spent four years in hard labor and four years as a soldier in Semipalatinsk, a city in what it is today Kazakhstan.Dostoyevsky returned to St Petersburg in 1854 as a writer with a religious mission and published three works that derive in different ways from his Siberia experiencesThe House of the Dead , 1860 a fictional account of prison life, The Insulted and Injured, which reflects the author s refutation of naive Utopianism in the face of evil, and Winter Notes on Summer Impressions, his account of a trip to Western Europe.In 1857 Dostoyevsky married Maria Isaev, a 29 year old widow He resigned from the army two years later Between the years 1861 and 1863 he served as editor of the monthly periodical Time, which was later suppressed because of an article on the Polish uprising.In 1864 65 his wife and brother died and he was burdened with debts His situation was made even worse by his gambling addiction From the turmoil of the 1860s emerged Notes from the Underground, a psychological study of an outsider, which marked a major advancement in Dostoyevsky s artistic development.In 1867 Dostoyevsky married Anna Snitkin, his 22 year old stenographer They traveled abroad and returned in 1871 By the time of The Brothers Karamazov 1879 80 , Dostoyevsky was recognized in his own country as one of its great writers
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