By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
With a similar suppleness, strength, and variety of voices that received their translation of The Brothers Karamazov the PEN/Book-of-the-Month membership Prize, Pevear and Volokhonsky provide an excellent translation of Dostoevsky's vintage novel that provides a transparent perception into this unbelievable mental mystery. "The most sensible (translation) presently available"--Washington publish booklet World.
My favourite Crime and Punishment translation. I'd suggest this one in comparison to the opposite translation I uploaded.
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He marveled at himself. Razumikhin was one of his former university friends. It was remarkable that Raskolnikov had almost no friends while he was at the university, kept aloof from everyone, visited no one, and had difficulty receiving visitors. Soon, however, everyone also turned away from him. General gatherings, conversations, merrymaking—he somehow did not participate in any of it. He was a zealous student, unsparing of himself, and was respected for it, but no one loved him. He was very poor and somehow haughtily proud and unsociable, as though he were keeping something to himself.
He suddenly wanted to understand what precisely was so strange about this woman. First of all, she had to be very young, a girl, and she was walking bareheaded in such heat, with no parasol or gloves, swinging her arms somehow ridiculously. She was wearing a dress of some light, silken material, which was also somehow oddly put on, barely buttoned, and torn behind at the waist, near the very top of the skirt; a whole strip had come away and was hanging loosely. A little kerchief was thrown over her bare neck, but it stuck out somehow crookedly and sideways.
The laughter in the cart and in the crowd redoubles, but Mikolka is angry, and in his rage he lashes the mare with quicker blows, as if he really thinks she can go at a gallop. ” one fellow, his appetite whetted, shouts from the crowd. “Get in! ” cries Mikolka. “She'll pull everybody! ” And he lashes and lashes, and in his frenzy he no longer even knows what to lash her with. “Papa, papa,” he cries to his father, “papa, what are they doing? ” says his father. ” and he wants to take him away, but he tears himself from his father's hands and, beside himself, runs to the horse.