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Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Alex Jennings, David McDuff
Crime and Punishment
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"For those who have vision and the courage to follow it, there is no law and no crime and no punishment, only a revaluation of all values." So declares Rodya Raskolnikov the young Russian intellectual living in ugly poverty. In order to eat, he is forced to pawn precious possessions for a few... show more
"For those who have vision and the courage to follow it, there is no law and no crime and no punishment, only a revaluation of all values." So declares Rodya Raskolnikov the young Russian intellectual living in ugly poverty. In order to eat, he is forced to pawn precious possessions for a few roubles to the greedy "cockroach", Alyona. If he kills her, Rodya argues, he commits no crime: rather he will rid the world of a "filthy insect", just like one of the cockroaches the listener can hear being crushed beneath his boots. As Alyona examines Rodya's silver cigarette case, he brings his axe down upon her with the horrifying sound of steel hitting human flesh. Despite this not being a crime, Rodya suffers fearful guilt--and inevitable punishment. It is Sonya, the abused young woman forced into prostitution by her drunken father, who holds the power of Rodya's redemption. Dramatisation is a superb vehicle for this tense psychological masterpiece and the performances are powerful: the baiting of Rodya by Jim Norton as Petrovich, the police officer who suspects Rodya's guilt, is chilling; while Barnaby Kay skilfully conveys Rodya's duality as his human conscience, breathless with panic, argues with his controlled and truculent intellect. --Running time approx 2 hours 50 minutes--Rachel Redford
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9780143058144 (0143058142)
Publisher: Penguin
Minutes: 545
Edition language: English
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Romance and other things
Romance and other things rated it
5.0 Review reposted from DA
Dear readers, I have reread this book quite a few times, but this time I went back because a friend of mine argued that Raskolnikov never experienced remorse for the murder he committed, not even at the very end. And I was under the very strong impression that he did, so I decided to reread the boo...
Romance and other things
Romance and other things rated it
5.0 Brilliant
One of the most influential novels of the nineteenth century, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment tells the tragic story of Raskolnikov—a talented former student whose warped philosophical outlook drives him to commit murder. Surprised by his sense of guilt and terrified of the consequences of ...
Avery B Goodman - Author
Avery B Goodman - Author rated it
4.0 Crime and Punishment
Good, but long winded like most classic Russian fiction.
learn by going
learn by going rated it
3.5 Transgression and Punishment
Crime and Punishment is a novel of ideas, a philosophical and psychological story. These tend not to be my favorite reads, though I do respond to the psychological (I loved Notes from Underground). Characters can feel like they exist to defend or attack particular philosophies rather than experience...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
1.0 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
I give up. I'm a little embarrassed, but I tried.If it weren't for so many other better books calling out to me from my shelf....or if Raskolnikov would get up off the damn sofa....People love this book. I wanted to love it too, but there is something I'm missing. 346 pages and I'm still missing it....
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