One of the most influential novels of the nineteenth century, Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment tells the tragic story of Raskolnikov—a talented former student whose warped philosophical outlook drives him to commit murder. Surprised by his sense of guilt and terrified of the consequences of his actions, Raskolnikov wanders through the slums of pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg trying to escape the ever-suspicious Porfiry, the official investigating the crime.
An acclaimed new translation of the classic Russian novel.
Crime and Punishment
A literary masterpiece written during a period of Russian history where progressive changes were emerging but so many faced (and still face) stark poverty and hopelessness. Comparing those times to the present is quite easy as we see many examples of successful people trampling laws to get to the top as if that’s what was required to succeed.