Crime and punishment

Book Cover
Average Rating
Katz, Michael R., translator
New York, N.Y. : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2018].
First edition
9781631490330, 1631490338


Loading Description...


LocationCall NumberStatus
Ilsley Public Library - Adult FictionFiction DostoevskyOn Shelf

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

More Details

New York, N.Y. : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2018].
First edition
Physical Desc
xvi, 604 pages ; 25 cm
9781631490330, 1631490338
Accelerated Reader
Level 8.7, 40 Points


Published to great acclaim and fierce controversy in 1866, Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment has left an indelible mark on global literature and our modern world, and is still known worldwide as the quintessential Russian novel. Readers of all backgrounds have debated its historical, cultural, and spiritual dimensions, probing the moral and ethical dilemmas that Dostoevsky so brilliantly stages throughout his narrative. Yet, at its heart, this masterpiece of literary realism is ultimately an immersive tale of passion and redemption--indeed, "the best of all murder stories" (Harold Bloom), "most perfect in pacing and structure. There is no more gripping novel in the world" (Michael Dirda). Now, acclaimed translator Michael R. Katz breathes fresh life into this ageless classic in a sparkling new translation, with novel insights into the linguistic richness, subtle tones, and cunning humor of Dostoevskys magnum opus. Embracing the complex linguistic blend inherent in modern literary Russian that has provided an exceptionally fertile source of images and diction for Russian writers since the time of Pushkin, Katz recaptures the richness of tone and register of the novels most poignant and significant passages. Sensitive to this linguistic mosaic, Katz ably recreates the feeling of the original Russian for the English reader, allowing the text to evoke the same stirring emotional responses as the author intended. With its searing and unique portrayal of the labyrinthine universe of nineteenth-century Russia, this masterful rendering of Crime and Punishment will be the translation of choice for years to come

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Dostoyevsky, F., & Katz, M. R. (2018). Crime and punishment (First edition). Liveright Publishing Corporation.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881 and Michael R., Katz. 2018. Crime and Punishment. Liveright Publishing Corporation.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881 and Michael R., Katz. Crime and Punishment Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, and Michael R. Katz. Crime and Punishment First edition, Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2018.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.