Rank: 27 – 27

Drawing upon experiences from his own prison days, the author recounts in feverish tones the story of Raskolnikov, an impoverished student tormented by his own nihilism, and the struggle between good and evil. Believing that he is above the law, and convinced that humanitarian ends justify vile means, he brutally murders an old woman — a pawnbroker whom he regards as “stupid, ailing, greedy… good for nothing.” Overwhelmed afterwards by feelings of guilt and terror, Raskolnikov confesses to the crime and goes to prison. There he realizes that happiness and redemption can only be achieved through suffering.

Book Overview:

  • Original title: Crime and Punishment: With selected excerpts from the Notebooks for Crime and Punishment (Wordsworth Classics)
  • Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Creator: Constance Garnett
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  • ASIN: 1840224304
  • Product type: ABIS_BOOK
  • Type: Paperback
  • Release date: 2000-05-05
  • Manufacturer: Wordsworth Editions
  • Publication date: 2000-05-05
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • Pages: 528
  • Product group: Book
  • Release date: 2000-05-05
  • Studio: Wordsworth Editions