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Fyodor Dostoevsky's classic, Crime And Punishment, tells the story of Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, who wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator, Raskolnikov is pursued by the growing voice of his conscience and finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck. Only Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute, can offer the chance of redemption.
№ 11 in 20 Classic Books You Must Read Before You Die.
Part of the Harvard Classics set.
This book has 204,129 words, 351 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1866. This translation by Constance Garnett was first published in 1914.
Production notes: This ebook of Crime and Punishment was published by Global Grey on the 12th February 2018, and updated on the 14th June 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'Portrait of the writer A. N. Strugovshchikov' by Karl Bryullov.