Crime and Punishment by Fydor Dostoevsky
Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett, and Illustrated with wood engravings by Fritz Eichenburg.
Easton Press, Collector's Edition from The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Collection.
Hardcover bound in full brick-red leather with raised bands on spine, 22kt gold gilt titles and handsome gilt decorations on boards and spine, moire silk endpapers with a matching silk ribbon placeholder bound in.
About CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
"Crime and Punishment" is one of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's most famous novels. First published in 1866, it is the story of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished St. Petersburg ex-student who plots to kill an elderly money-lender, Alëna, and profit from her wealth. The murder however does not go as planned and Raskolnikov must suffer the disastrous moral and psychic consequences of his actions. As is common with Dostoyevsky's work, the author brilliantly explores the psychology of his characters, specifically Raskolnikov and what drives him to kill. "Crime and Punishment" is a literary masterpiece and quite simply one of the greatest novels ever written.