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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $17.00
  • December 2018
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-26427-2
  • 576 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

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Crime and Punishment

A Norton Critical Edition

First Edition


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Fyodor Dostoevsky (Author, New Directions), Michael R. Katz (Editor, Middlebury College)


“These are the voices of Crime and Punishment in all their original, dazzling variety: pensive, urgent, defiant, and triumphant. This new translation by Michael Katz revives the intensity Dostoevsky’s first readers experienced.” —Susan McReynolds, Northwestern University

“Mesmerizingly good . . . the best, truest translation of Dostoevsky’s masterpiece into English. It’s a magnificent, almost terrifying achievement of translation, one that makes its predecessors, however worthy, seem safe and polite.” —Steve Donoghue, Open Letters Monthly

This Norton Critical Edition includes:
• Michael Katz’s “superb” (Times Literary Supplement) new translation of the world’s most-read Russian novel accompanied by his preface and detailed explanatory footnotes.
• Names of principal characters, a note on characters’ names, and a map of St. Petersburg.
• Key excerpts from Dostoevsky’s notebooks, letters, and his early draft of Part II, Chapter 2.
• Twenty-six scholarly essays on the novel from Russian, European, and American sources.
• A chronology and a selected bibliography.

About the Series

Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.



This “extraordinary” new translation by Michael Katz “brings to English-language readers for the first time the polyphonic realization of the authentic voices of Dostoevsky’s socially diverse characters” and thus “closely realizes Dostoevsky’s original artistic intentions” (Benjamin Rifkin, Hofstra University).


The map of St. Petersburg and list of characters’ names (accompanied by their etymologies) together help make the novel’s plot and people easier to follow. The serialization history shows how Dostoevsky’s original readers would have encountered the story in 1866.


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