Fyodor Dostoevsky

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment tells the story of Rodion Raskolnikov, an ex-student who plans to murder a pawnbroker to test his theory of personality. Having accomplished the deed, Raskolnikov struggles with mental anguish while trying to both avoid the consequences and hide his guilt from his friends and family.
Dostoyevsky’s original idea for the novel centred on the Marmeladov family and the impact of alcoholism in Russia, but inspired by a double murder in France he decided to rework it around the new character of Raskolnikov. The novel was first serialised in The Russian Messenger over the course of 1866, receiving instant public success, and it was published in a single volume in 1867. Presented here is Constance Garnett’s translation of 1914.
709 printed pages

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    Ibtisam Bhattishared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    Sick and Twisted Books. The story of a man who is tormented by his own actions, horror, psychological thriller, and the cause of modern morality in the layman's sense. Great Read, even though it's taught at school, it's a fantastic read. Highly recommended.

    ysafi01shared an impression3 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    I never felt so much sad in my life in the end it was my history of my suffering so nothing compare for waiting of this end

    Ahmad Hoseinishared an impression5 months ago
    🔮Hidden Depths
    🚀Unputdownable

Quotes

    Jo Lenehas quotedlast year
    know too that drunkenness is not a virtue, and that that’s even truer. But beggary, honoured sir, beggary is a vice. In poverty you may still retain your innate nobility of soul, but in beggary—never—no one.
    bingbongbingbong690has quoted4 years ago
    such a busy man that even his wedding has to be in post-haste, almost by express.
    Nađa Markovhas quoted3 days ago
    Even the poorest and most broken-spirited people are sometimes liable to these paroxysms of pride and vanity which take the form of an irresistible nervous craving. And Katerina Ivanovna was not broken-spirited; she might have been killed by circumstance, but her spirit could not have been broken, that is, she could not have been intimidated, her will could not be crushed.

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