Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoyevsky


The years sooner than he wrote Crime and Punishment (1866) have been undesirable ones for Dostoyevsky. His spouse and brother had died; the journal he and his brother had all started, Epoch, collapsed less than its load of debt; and he used to be threatened with debtor's legal. With an boost 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. as a substitute, he misplaced all his cash; he needed to pawn his outfits and beg buddies for loans to pay his inn invoice and come again to Russia. considered one of his begging letters went to editor, inquiring for an develop on another unwritten novel — which he defined as Crime and Punishment.
One of the splendid masterpieces of global literature, Crime and Punishment catapulted Dostoyevsky to the vanguard of Russian writers and into the ranks of the world's maximum novelists. Drawing upon reports from his personal legal days, the writer recounts in feverish, compelling tones the tale of Raskolnikov, an impoverished scholar plagued by his personal nihilism, and the fight among strong and evil. Believing that he's above the legislations, and confident that humanitarian ends justify vile potential, he brutally murders an previous girl — a pawnbroker whom he regards as "stupid, in poor health, greedy…good for nothing." crushed afterwards by way of emotions of guilt and terror, Raskolnikov confesses to the crime and is going to felony. There he realizes that happiness and redemption can in basic terms be completed via ache. Infused with forceful non secular, social, and philosophical components, the unconventional was once a right away good fortune. This outstanding, unforgettable paintings is reprinted right here within the authoritative Constance Garnett translation.
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