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Crime and Punishment, an Illuminated Edition

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Part of our ongoing line of Illuminated Editions, in which today’s greatest graphic artists bring new life to literary classics with original illustration and design.

Fyodor Dostoevsky’s 1866 novel Crime and Punishment, arguably the first modern exploration of psychological realism, is not only a gem of Russian literature but an internationally renowned classic. It’s a tormented, intricate tale of violence and its discontents, with themes of morality and redemption that still resonate as sharply today as they did 150 years ago. Now this masterpiece has been vividly transformed by the powerful illustrations of award-winning artist Dave McKean, whose multimedia paintings are shrouded with the specters and shadows of Raskolnikov’s fever dreams.

Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett. Featuring an introduction by Dr. Lonny Harrison, a professor of Russian literature at the University of Texas. 9x12", 346 pages.