Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator, Raskolnikov is pursued by the growing voice of his conscience and finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck. Only Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute, can offer the chance of redemption.

Title:Crime and Punishment
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780143058144
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    Crime and Punishment Reviews

  • s.penkevich

    ‘To go wrong in one's own way is better then to go right in someone else's.’I have been giving a lot of thought to this novel lately. Despite the three years* that have gone by since reading Crime...

  • Bonnie

    There was a time in my life when I couldn’t get enough of reading Dostoevsky. Maybe because his books made me think so deeply about being human and how we choose to live our lives. I began with Crim...

  • Jim Fonseca

    What can I add to 7000+ reviews (at the time I write)? I think this book is fascinating because of all the topic it covers. Like the OJ trial, it is about many important interconnected things and thos...

  • Matt

    “Trying to untie the string and going to the window, to the light (all her windows were closed, despite the stuffiness), she left him completely for a few seconds and turned her back to him. He unbu...

  • Stephen

    6.0 Stars. One of my All Time Favorite novels. In addition to being one of the first works of Classic Literature that I suggest when asked for recommendations from others, this story holds a specia...

  • Emily May

    I've come to the conclusion that Russian door-stoppers might just be where it's at. "It" here meaning general awesomeness that combines history, philosophy and readability to make books that are both ...

  • Paul Bryant

    Well, what’s a global pandemic for if you don’t read the stuff you think you really ought to have read by now. Although I hope this strange circumstance will not result in me referring to Fyodor D...

  • Fergus

    Each one of us is a Raskolnikov, you know.No, not like you’re thinking - not a shabbily-dressed, impoverished murderer. But we all share his nature. To a T.That, in essence, is the key to understand...

  • Lisa

    What a sensational reading experience, what an unconditional surrender to an atmosphere of fear, anxiety and confusion - and to an epic battle of wills! Rarely these days do I read with that kind of h...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    867. Преступление и наказание = Prestupleniye i nakazaniye = Crime and Punishment, Fyodor DostoevskyCrime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. It wa...