Crime and Punishment

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Publisher Description

Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal The Russian Messenger in twelve monthly installments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. It is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from ten years of exile in Siberia. Crime and Punishment is the first great novel of his "mature" period of writing.

Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in St. Petersburg who formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her cash. Raskolnikov argues that with the pawnbroker's money he can perform good deeds to counterbalance the crime, while ridding the world of a worthless vermin. He also commits this murder to test his own hypothesis that some people are naturally capable of such things, and even have the right to do them. Several times throughout the novel, Raskolnikov justifies his actions by connecting himself mentally with Napoleon Bonaparte, believing that murder is permissible in pursuit of a higher purpose.

  • GENRE
    Fiction & Literature
    RELEASED
    2006
    March 28
    LANGUAGE
    EN
    English
    LENGTH
    847
    Pages
    PUBLISHER
    The Project Gutenberg
    SELLER
    Scott Reid
    SIZE
    781.3
    KB

    Customer Reviews

    rhyxisjvds ,

    Errors in translation

    this version has some format errors that impede the story, which itself is 5 stars

    FabianLeGrand ,

    Boring

    It’s just too long and boring.

    Lukedubb ,

    Suffering

    So much insight into the life of a man that was lost and kinda insane.

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