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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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    194 Buckland Hills Dr, Manchester, CT (map)

    41.806641 -72.545387

  • Way, way back of the food court, behind the carousel. Get there before 7 if you want to ride the carousel.
  • Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal The Russian Messenger in twelve monthly installments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. This is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from ten years of exile in Siberia. Crime and Punishment is the first great novel of his "mature" period of writing.

    Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in St. Petersburg who formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her cash. Raskolnikov argues that with the pawnbroker's money he can perform good deeds to counterbalance the crime, while ridding the world of a worthless vermin. He also commits this murder to test his own hypothesis that some people are naturally capable of such things, and even have the right to do them. Several times throughout the novel, Raskolnikov justifies his actions by connecting himself mentally with Napoleon Bonaparte, believing that murder is permissible in pursuit of a higher purpose.

    (Liberally Lifted from Wikipedia)

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  • Brad

    I'm going to push this meet out one more week to give anyone who wants to attend a little more time to finish.

    April 26, 2013

    • Sue

      Hi Brad, Whatever you decide is fine with me. I actually am just going to start the epilogue. Really tough book for me to get through---feel like I missed a lot because it was just too much for me.

      May 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was able to finish it, but I understand why you made the decision considering how many people canceled on it. Hopefully, we'll get a chance to discuss in the future: on to Alice then.

      May 2, 2013

  • Eric

    Half way through. I'll make a press this weekend, but I'm not very hopeful. 250+ pages of fairly dense reading...

    April 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's becoming more and more clear to me that I'm not going to finish by Monday. Ugh. Sorry!

      April 26, 2013

  • Ana

    Not gonna make it through this one.

    April 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You could always try it on tape?

      1 · April 20, 2013

    • Ana

      I'm going to try to get to the library and see if they have it...

      April 25, 2013

  • Sue

    Hi Guys, Has anyone finished reading the book yet? Not me----hope to finish by next week. I'll be curious to hear what others have to say. See you soon.

    April 21, 2013

  • Dale

    I just noticed this conflicts with a mandatory work event. I was looking forward to this.

    April 20, 2013

  • Xiomara R.

    I did not get a chance to read it this month, too much work

    April 18, 2013

  • Dale


    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    There's a recent translation by Pevear and Volokhonsky that is supposed to be very good.

    February 25, 2013


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