2 classic books for the price of 1: Vintage Crime is a limited edition gift pack which consists of beautifully designed separate volumes of Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky and Patricia Highsmith's thrilling novel Ripley's Game.
Vintage Crime is just one of ten Vintage Classic Twins to collect. Each twin consists of two books: a specially designed limited edition of one modern classic title and one established classic work. The books in each pair have been carefully selected to provide a thought-provoking combination.
Crime and Punishment: A troubled young man commits the perfect crime. Raskolnikov is desperate for money, but convinces himself that his motive for murder is to benefit mankind. So begins one of the greatest novels ever written, a journey into the criminal mind, a police thriller, and a meditation on morality and redemption.
Ripley's Game: Tom Ripley detested murder. Unless it was absolutely necessary. If possible, he preferred someone else to do the dirty work. In this case someone with no criminal record, who would commit 'two simple murders' for a very generous fee. . .
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" Crime and Punishment: Dostoevsky makes Martin Amis seem as if he was writing 130 years ago and that Dostoevsky is writing now. Read all of Dostoevsky. These books are for now and they matter, because it's up to us to call a halt to our TV producers, politicians, gutless artists, poets and writers: these "teenagers of all ages" who are propelling us towards a consumerist hell of disposability over quality" (Billy Childish)
" Crime and Punishment: Donne, Herbert, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, George Eliot, Dostoevsky, Henry James - these are the great psychologists - far greater than Freud or Klein or Jung" (Sally Vickers)
" Crime and Punishment: The best translation of Crime and Punishment currently available... An especially faithful re-creation...with a coiled-spring kinetic energy... Don't miss it" ( Washington Post)
" Ripley's Game: To call Patricia Highsmith a thriller writer is true but not the whole truth: her books have stylistic texture, psychological depth, mesmeric readability" ( Sunday Times)
" Ripley's Game: Ripley's Game reintroduces Tom Ripley, with his charm, culture, mischief, weakness for money, and a true decency-Highsmith constructs her plot with masterly finesse" ( Daily Telegraph)
There are ten Vintage Classics Twins to collect. Each twin consists of two books: a specially designed limited edition of one modern classic title and one established classic work. The books in each pair have been carefully selected to provide a thought-provoking combination
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Book Description Vintage Classics, 2007 0., 2007. Book Condition: Neu. neu, noch in Folie, Versand spätestens am nächsten Werktag Palette 20 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 650. Bookseller Inventory # 324046