Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoyevsky


The years earlier than he wrote Crime and Punishment (1866) were undesirable ones for Dostoyevsky. His spouse and brother had died; the journal he and his brother had began, Epoch, collapsed less than its load of debt; and he was once threatened with debtor's legal. With an strengthen that he controlled to wangle for an unwritten novel, he fled to Wiesbaden, hoping to win sufficient on the roulette desk to get himself out of debt. in its place, he misplaced all his cash; he needed to pawn his outfits and beg acquaintances for loans to pay his inn invoice and come again to Russia. one in every of his begging letters went to editor, soliciting for an increase on another unwritten novel — which he defined as Crime and Punishment.
One of the ideal masterpieces of worldwide literature, Crime and Punishment catapulted Dostoyevsky to the leading edge of Russian writers and into the ranks of the world's maximum novelists. Drawing upon stories from his personal legal days, the writer recounts in feverish, compelling tones the tale of Raskolnikov, an impoverished pupil suffering from his personal nihilism, and the fight among sturdy and evil. Believing that he's above the legislations, and confident that humanitarian ends justify vile potential, he brutally murders an previous lady — a pawnbroker whom he regards as "stupid, ill, greedy…good for nothing." beaten afterwards via emotions of guilt and terror, Raskolnikov confesses to the crime and is going to felony. There he realizes that happiness and redemption can basically be accomplished via discomfort. Infused with forceful spiritual, social, and philosophical parts, the unconventional used to be a right away good fortune. This remarkable, unforgettable paintings is reprinted the following within the authoritative Constance Garnett translation.
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