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Crime and Punishment
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"Out of Shakespeare there is no more exciting reading" -Virginia Woolf

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The story begins with Raskolnikov poor, hungry, and wanting to kill the old lady who owns the local pawnshop. Drunks, a prostitute who fends for her family, policemen, and obsessive mothers complete the memorable cast of characters. Dostoevsky’s world-class novel about guilt and sin is comparable to a Macbeth or Hamlet, and is just as haunted by the possibility of Christian forgiveness. More than that, it ends with one of the most hopeful scenes in all modern literature.

This Canon Classic, translated by Constance Garnett, will make the reader bite his nails at one moment and make them laugh at another. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics are printed on thicker text stock, are bound with distinctive felt paperback covers, and feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.

This edition does not feature a worldview guide or introduction.

IMPRINT: Canon Classics

AUTHOR: Fyodor Dostoevsky

TRANSLATOR: Constance Garnett

PAGE COUNT: 628 pages

SIZE: 5.5x8.5"

BINDING: Paperback

ISBN 10: 1-944503-67-6

ISBN-13: 978-1-944503-67-3

PUB. DATE: December 10, 2019 (first published in 1914)

Stay tuned for an all-new worldview guide specifically to help you understand, critique, or teach this classic as a Christian.