Crime and Punishment (Paperback)

Crime and Punishment By Constance Garnett (Translator), Fyodor Dostoyevsky Cover Image
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Description


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

About the Author


Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (11 November 1821 - 9 February 1881), was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781975908942
ISBN-10: 1975908945
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: August 30th, 2017
Pages: 532
Language: English