Annotations for Crime and Punishment


Findaway World Llc
The best-known of Fyodor Dostoevsky's masterpieces, Crime and Punishment is the story of a murder committed on principle-of a killer who wishes by his action to set himself outside and above society-and a novel of great physical and psychological tension.

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Ingram Publishing Services
A desperate young man plans the perfect crime--the murder of a despicable pawnbroker, an old woman 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, and 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 listener 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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Ingram Publishing Services
The best-known of Fyodor Dostoevsky's masterpieces, Crime and Punishment is the story of a murder committed on principle--of a killer who wishes by his action to set himself outside and above society--and a novel of great physical and psychological tension.


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