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Crime and Punishment (1866): Library Resources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment

Library Databases

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Alternate Titles

Please note that Crime and Punishment may be listed by its original Russian title, Prestuplenye i Nakazanye, and that Fyodor Dostoyevsky's name has many alternate spellings, including Dostoevsky, Dostoevski, and Dostoievsky.

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Reference Materials

Search the Library Catalog for the following reference titles that contain material about Crime and Punishment. These titles may be available in other college or public libraries.

  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction [vol 2]
  • Cyclopedia of Literary Characters [vol 1]
  • Cyclopedia of Literary Places [vol 1]
  • Cyclopedia of World Authors [vol 1]
  • European Writers [vol 7]
  • Masterplots [vol 3]
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism (NCLC) - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vols 2, 7, 21, 33, 43, 119, 167] - check under Crime and Punishment or Prestuplenye i Nakazanye in the Cumulative Title Index, a separate paperback index that accompanies this multi-volume work
    • [vol 20] - locate the topical essay "The Russian Civic Critics"
    • [vol 28] - locate the topical essay "Russian Nihilism"
    • [vol 40] - locate the topical essay "The Double in Nineteenth-Century Literature"
    • [vol 124] - locate the topical essay "Nineteenth-Century Social Protest Literature Outside England"
    • [vol 188] - locate the topical essay "Islam in Western Nineteenth-Century Life and Literature"
  • Novels for Students [vol 3]
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (TCLC) - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vol 38] - locate the topical essay "Psychoanalysis and Literature"
    • [vol 54] - locate the topical essay "Crime and Literature"
    • [vol 70] - locate the topical essay "Alcohol and Literature"

Books & Audio/Visual Materials

Conduct a "Subject Browse" search using the Library Catalog for:

  • Dostoyevsky, Fyodor

You'll find library materials that provide biographical information about Fyodor Dostoyevsky, as well criticism and interpretation of his work.

eBook Spotlight

You might find the following eBook useful for researching Crime and Punishment.

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