Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment

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Barron's Educational Series, 1984 - Literary Criticism - 131 pages
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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.

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Virginia Morris is an award-winning author and journalist, and a nationally recognized authority on eldercare. Her previous book is "Talking About Death", published in paperback by Algonquin. Ms. Morris lives with her family in Sag Harbor, New York.

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