Dostoevksy misseppling on DJ

Mark Braley mark.lscv at
Thu Dec 14 16:21:00 EST 2006

If I read Michael's original query correctly, it concerned the anomaly of a 
1st ed. reversing the "s" and the "k", which wouldn't be a translation 
issue, rather I think, it is whether this apparent printing error was 
widespread and shared by all 1st editions versions and even subsequent 
printings until it was possibly corrected a few years later.  I must admit, 
the initial responses confused me and made me wonder if I had read his 
message correctly.  Did I?  Mark
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scot Kamins" <kamins at>
To: <modlib at>
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: Dostoevksy misseppling on DJ

> On Dec 14, 2006, at 12:23 PM, Morgan, Martha G wrote:
>> I'm not sure it's a question of whether to spell the
>> name as Dostoyevsky or Dostoevsky, or anything involving
>> the palatalized Russian e.
> Heh. You're right, of course: The original question (from which we've  all 
> strayed) is the first edition point - which spelling was used on  the 
> first printing dust jacket of Crime and Punishment (199.1, 1932)?
> Scot Kamins
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