Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment: Classic Fyodor Dostoevsky

Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment: Classic Fyodor Dostoevsky

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in St. Petersburg who formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her cash. Raskolnikov argues that with the pawnbroker's money he can perform good deeds to counterbalance the crime, while ridding the world of a worthless vermin. He also commits this murder to test his own hypothesis that some people are naturally capable of such things, and even have the right to do them. Several times throughout the novel, Raskolnikov justifies his actions by connecting himself mentally with Napoleon Bonaparte, believing that murder is permissible in pursuit of a higher purpose.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
11 November 1821 – 9 February 1881) sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian writer of novels, short stories and essays. Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social and spiritual context of 19th-century Russian society. Although Dostoyevsky began writing books in the mid-1850s, his best remembered work was done in his last years, including Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov. He wrote eleven novels, three novellas, seventeen short novels and three essays and is often acknowledged by critics as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature.
-Wikipedia.com

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016272306
Publisher: Castaway Family Press
Publication date: 03/17/2013
Series: Dostoevsky Classic Works , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 596 KB

About the Author

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
11 November 1821 – 9 February 1881) sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian writer of novels, short stories and essays. Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social and spiritual context of 19th-century Russian society. Although Dostoyevsky began writing books in the mid-1850s, his best remembered work was done in his last years, including Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov. He wrote eleven novels, three novellas, seventeen short novels and three essays and is often acknowledged by critics as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature.
-Wikipedia.com

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic! I might like Brothers Karamazov more, but would definitely recommend.