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Crime and punishment

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publisher: New York : Bantam Classics, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fyodor Dostoevsky
ISBN: 9780553898088 0553898086
OCLC Number: 869406196
Description: 1 online resource.
Responsibility: Fyodor Dostoevsky.

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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. From the Paperback edition.

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