Annotations for Crime and Punishment


Baker & Taylor
A man must endure relentless physical and metal punishments as retribution for his act of murder

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Baker & Taylor
Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the gloomy slums of St. Petesburg, must endure relentless physical and metal punishments as retribution for his act of murder. Reissue.

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Random House, Inc.
A desperate young man plans the perfect crime -- the 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 law -- if 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 Punishment takes 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.

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