Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, a former student, lives in a tiny garret on the top floor of a run-down apartment building in St. Petersburg. He is sickly, dressed in rags, short on money, and talks to himself, but he is also handsome, proud, and intelligent. He is contemplating committing an awful crime, but the nature of the crime is not yet clear. He goes to the apartment of an old pawnbroker, Alyona Ivanovna, to get money for a watch and to plan the crime. Afterward, he stops for a drink at a tavern, where he meets a man named Marmeladov, who, in a fit of drunkenness, has abandoned his job and proceeded on a five-day drinking binge, afraid to return home to his family. Marmeladov tells Raskolnikov about his sickly wife, Katerina Ivanovna, and his daughter, Sonya, who has been forced into prostitution to support the family. Raskolnikov walks with Marmeladov to Marmeladov´s apartment, where he meets Katerina and sees firsthand the squalid conditions in which they live. The next day, Raskolnikov receives a letter from his mother informing him that his sister, Dunya, is engaged to a government official named Luzhin and that they are all moving to St. Petersburg. He goes to another tavern, where he overhears a student talking about how society would be better off if the old pawnbroker Alyona Ivanovna were dead. Later, in the streets, Raskolnikov hears that the pawnbroker will be alone in her apartment the next evening. He sleeps fitfully and wakes up the next day, finds an ax, and fashions a fake item to pawn to distract the pawnbroker. That night, he goes to her apartment and kills her. While he is rummaging through her bedroom, looking for money, her sister walks in, and Raskolnikov kills her as well. He barely escapes from the apartment without being seen, then returns to his apartment and collapses on the sofa. Thus begins Crime and Punishment with all the twists and turns and philosophical questions that permeate Dostoyevsky´s writing. A world classi... 1. Russian. Vyacheslav Gerasimov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000033/bk_zaot_000033_sample.mp3.
Crime And Punishment (Vintage Classic Russians Series): Fyodor Dostoevsky
A towering classic of Russian literature, Fyodor Dostoevsky´s Crime and Punishment is a compelling story of a brutal double murder and its aftermath. An impoverished ex-student, Rodion Raskolnikov, kills a pawnbroker and her sister, apparently for financial gain. But as he encounters friends and family, strangers and adversaries, Raskolnikov is compelled to face the true forces that have led him to murder. His struggle with himself and those around him becomes a battle of the individual against society, radicalism against tradition, and ultimately the will of man against the mysteries of divine providence. A sensation in its day, Crime and Punishment has left an indelible stamp on the world of literature. This beautiful Macmillan Collector´s Library edition of Crime and Punishment is translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett, with an afterword by Oliver Francis. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector´s Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector´s Library are books to love and treasure.
Crime and Punishment:A Russian Realistic Novel (Classic Reprint) Feódor M. Dostoyevsky
Crime and Punishment (Russian: ´´преступление и наказание´´ translated ´´Prestupleniye i nakazaniye´´) is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal The Russian Messenger in 12 monthly installments during 1866. Later, it was published in a single volume. It is the second of Dostoyevsky´s full-length novels following his return from five years of exile in Siberia. Crime and Punishment is considered the first great novel of his ´´mature´´ period of writing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096394/bk_acx0_096394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Murder Most Russian:True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia Louise McReynolds
Murder Most Russian:True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia. 1. Auflage Louise McReynolds
Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Abridged version. Crime and Punishment is a novel by Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky that was first published in the literary journal The Russian Messenger in 12 monthly installments in 1866. It was later published in a single volume. It is the second of Dostoevsky´s full-length novels after he returned from his exile in Siberia and the first great novel of his mature period. Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished St. Petersburg ex-student who formulates and executes a plan to kill a hated, unscrupulous pawnbroker for her money, thereby solving his financial problems and at the same time, he argues, ridding the world of an evil, worthless parasite. Raskolnikov also strives to be an extraordinary being, similar to Napoleon, believing that murder is permissible in pursuit of a higher purpose. Crime and Punishment was translated and produced by Talking Books. Music: Ran Bagno. Please note: This audiobook is in Hebrew. 1. Hebrew. Moshe Beker. http://samples.audible.de/bk/snic/000103/bk_snic_000103_sample.mp3.
Fyodor Dostoevsky´s Crime and Punishment is universally regarded as one of literature´s finest achievements, as the great Russian novelist explores the inner workings of a troubled intellectual. Raskolnikov, a nihilistic young man in the midst of a spiritual crisis, makes the fateful decision to murder a cruel pawnbroker, justifying his actions by relying on science and reason, and creating his own morality system. Dehumanized yet sympathetic, exhausted yet hopeful, Raskolnikov represents the best and worst elements of modern intellectualism. The aftermath of his crime and Petrovich´s murder investigation result in an utterly compelling, truly unforgettable cat-and-mouse game. This stunning dramatization of Dostoevsky´s magnum opus brings the slums of St. Petersburg and the demons of Raskolnikov´s tortured mind vividly to life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/000177/bk_reco_000177_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Seven Who Were Hanged is one of the most famous novels by celebrated Russian writer Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev (1871-1919). The story, recounting the final hours of seven people sentenced to death by hanging following a secret trial, shocked Russian society. Andreyev presents his characters - five would-be terrorists and two common criminals - with great pathos and human sympathy, forcing the listener to confront the uncomfortable moral realities of capital punishment.Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Igor Serebryany. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000003/bk_agen_000003_sample.mp3.