The poverty-stricken Raskolnikov, believing he is exempt from moral law, murders a man only to face the consequences not only from society but from his conscience, in this seminal story of justice, morality, and redemption from one of Russia's greatest novelists.
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Dostoevsky's chief ouevre, mainly novels, explore the human psychology in the disturbing political, social and spiritual context of his 19th-century Russian society. Considered by many as a founder or precursor of 20th-century existentialism, his Notes from Underground (1864), written in the anonymous, embittered voice of the Underground Man, is considered by Walter Kaufmann as the "best overture for existentialism ever written."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read this for one of my college literature classes and, surprisingly, enjoyed it. It's not often that a reader gets to see inside the mind of a killer in literature, as we do in C&P. I t's even rarer in classic literature. I liked it so much that I am thinking of teaching it myself, after I graduate of course.