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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 impression4 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.

  • Pekoshared an impressionlast year
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    Read it before. Loved it.

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Quotes

  • bellahas quoted2 years ago
    “Work …”

    “What sort of work?”

    “I am thinking,”
  • Jo Lenehas quoted3 years ago
    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.
  • Аслан Бахтияровhas quoted2 years ago
    Well, when one has no one, nowhere else one can go! For every man must have somewhere to go. Since there are times when one absolutely must go somewhere!
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