Crime And Punishment (Modern Library)
- Publish Date: 1994-08-30
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky;Constance Black Garnett
Nominated as one of Americas best-loved novels by PBSsThe Great American Read
A desperate young man plans the perfect crimethe murder of a despicable pawnbroker, an old women no one loves and no one will mourn. Is it not just, he reasons, for a man of genius to commit such a crime, to transgress moral lawif it will ultimately benefit humanity? So begins one of the greatest novels ever written: a powerful psychological study, a terrifying murder mystery, a fascinating detective thriller infused with philosophical, religious and social commentary. Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in a garret in the gloomy slums of St. Petersburg, carries out his grotesque scheme and plunges into a hell of persecution, madness and terror.Crime and Punishmenttakes the reader on a journey into the darkest recesses of the criminal and depraved mind, and exposes the soul of a man possessed by both good and evil . . . a man who cannot escape his own conscience.