Who is the Author of the Story Based on Dostoevsky's Novel "Crime and Punishment"?
Authors: Elena A. Fedorova, Irina S. Andrianova
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The article investigates some cases of incorrect reading of the notes in the copy-book of F. M. Dostoevsky (December 1865 — October 1867), for the first time published in 1931 under the editorship of P. N. Sakulin and N. F. Belchikov, and next in the Complete works of the writer (Nauka publ., 1972-1990). Among the reading errors there are omissions of the creative notes and their incorrect attribution (the given copy-book contains the notes to two literary writings at once: the novels "Crime and Punishment" and "The Idiot"; to the writer’s uncompleted conceptions, and it also comprises calculations, calligraphy etc). As it follows from the article, the reading errors mostly occurred due to the lack of knowledge of the peculiarities of pre-revolutionary spelling and inability to distinguish the writer’s drawings. All the examples analyzed in the article are provided with the photos of the manuscript that allows us to visualize the reading errors in the given publications.