This is one of the most classic books you will ever have the opportunity to read.

“This enduring masterpiece is a beauty to behold. A complex, broad, and psychological mastery of not only crime and punishment but also of life, death, sacrifice, society, intellect, love, and ultimately renewal and hope.”

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This is one of the most classic books you will ever get to read

Are there people who have the right to commit murder? Is murder permissible if it is committed to achieve a higher purpose? And what follows after a person has committed such a heinous misdeed? Are they faced by feelings of guilt? In his usual manner, Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky explores human psychology by focusing on the moral dilemmas and mental anguish that accompanies such acts through the novel Crime and Punishment.

The novel tells the story of Rodin Raskolnikov, a brilliant and poverty-stricken ex-student living in Saint Petersburg. The brilliant student comes up with a theory claiming that extraordinary men, such as Napoleon Bonaparte are not bound by the rule of law, they are allowed to bend and break rules since it is in so doing that they are able to contribute to society. To test his theory, he devices and implements a plan to murder a vile pawnbroker with the intention of getting her money. He also executes the pawnbroker’s sister, who happens to chance on the crime scene. He tries to justify the murder by claiming that he will do good deeds with the money from the crime. The author then follows the anguish Rodin goes through after committing the murder.

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Excerpts from the novel

Fyodor is a master storyteller who is able to keep the reader absorbed by taking them deep into the mind of the characters. Below are some excerpts from the novel:

“I used to analyze myself down to the last thread, used to compare myself with others, recalled all the smallest glances, smiles and words of those to whom I’d tried to be frank, interpreted everything in a bad light, laughed viciously at my attempts ‘to be like the rest’ –and suddenly, in the midst of my laughing, I’d give way to sadness, fall into ludicrous despondency and once again start the whole process all over again – in short, I went round and round like a squirrel on a wheel.”

“There is nothing in the world more difficult than candor, and nothing easier than flattery. If there is a hundredth of a fraction of a false note to candor, it immediately produces dissonance, and as a result, exposure. But in flattery, even if everything is false down to the last note, it is still pleasant, and people will listen not without pleasure; with coarse pleasure, perhaps, but pleasure nevertheless. ”

“In a morbid condition, dreams are often distinguished by their remarkably graphic, vivid, and extremely lifelike quality. The resulting picture is sometimes monstrous, but the setting and the whole process of the presentation sometimes happen to be so probable, and with details so subtle, unexpected, yet artistically consistent with the whole fullness of the picture, that even the dreamer himself would be unable to invent them in reality, though he were as much an artist as Pushkin or Turgenev. Such dreams, morbid dreams, are always long remembered and produce a strong impression on the disturbed and already excited organism of the person. Raskolnikov had a terrible dream.”

“Where was it that I read about a man condemned to death saying or thinking, an hour before his death, that if he had to live somewhere high up on a cliff side, on a ledge so narrow that there was room only for his two feet – and with the abyss, the ocean, eternal darkness, eternal solitude, eternal storm all around him – and had to stay like that, on a square foot of space, an entire lifetime, a thousand years, an eternity – it would be better to live so than die right now! Only to live, to live, to live! To live, no matter how – only to live! …How true! Lord, how true! Man is a scoundrel! And he’s a scoundrel who calls him a scoundrel for that.”

“We’re always thinking of eternity as an idea that cannot be understood, something immense. But why must it be? What if, instead of all this, you suddenly find just a little room there, something like a village bath-house, grimy, and spiders in every corner, and that’s all eternity is. Sometimes, you know, I can’t help feeling that that’s what it is.”

About the author

Fyodor Dostoevsky is the most famous Russian novelist of all time

Crime and Punishment was written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky as his second full-length novel after his return to Russia following a decade-long exile in Siberia. Fyodor was a Russian writer and philosopher who is best known for his works that focus on gaining an understanding of human psychology and the human soul. Fyodor was also a member of Petrashevsky, a radical group of progressive minded intellectuals. It was his membership in this group led to his being exiled to Siberia for 10 years. Fyodor is considered as one of the greatest Russian literary geniuses who have ever lived.

Praise for the novel

The novel thrust Fyodor into the forefront of Russian literature and gained a lot of influence even in world literature, gathering a number of praises along the way. Below are some reader reviews for the novel:

Crime and Punishment proved to be one of those rare breed of books that well and truly break through the outer facade and leave behind a permanent impression, even if it’s a dark and hideous one.”

“This enduring masterpiece is a beauty to behold. A complex, broad, and psychological mastery of not only crime and punishment but also of life, death, sacrifice, society, intellect, love, and ultimately renewal and hope.”

“Reading Dostoyevsky’s ‘Crime and Punishment’ was an extraordinarily overwhelming sensation. The range of emotions and feelings surged to my mind throughout this book, the mastery with which the complexity, struggles, sufferings, and ecstasies of each fascinating mind is executed, all this convince me that Fyodor Dostoyevsky, is unsurpassed in his understanding of human psychology and in his ability to create in the reader, raw emotions so diverse, with an intensity close to perfection.”

Crime and Punishment is a breathtaking novel that will take you through a roller coaster of emotions as you follow the struggles and sufferings of Rodin as well as the people who come into his life after he has committed the crime. Once you start reading this novel, you won’t be able to put it down.

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