Crime and Punishment
Format: mass market paperback
Publisher: Pocket Books
Edition language: English
, Russian Literature
One of the most influential novels of the nineteenth century, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment tells the tragic story of Raskolnikov—a talented former student whose warped philosophical outlook drives him to commit murder. Surprised by his sense of guilt and terrified of the consequences of ...
Good, but long winded like most classic Russian fiction.
Crime and Punishment is a novel of ideas, a philosophical and psychological story. These tend not to be my favorite reads, though I do respond to the psychological (I loved Notes from Underground). Characters can feel like they exist to defend or attack particular philosophies rather than experience...
I give up. I'm a little embarrassed, but I tried.If it weren't for so many other better books calling out to me from my shelf....or if Raskolnikov would get up off the damn sofa....People love this book. I wanted to love it too, but there is something I'm missing. 346 pages and I'm still missing it....
While I'm reading this novel I kept asking myself the same question "Can a human life -no matter how worthless- be sacrificed for some noble ideal?" Raskolnikov and I learnt the answer through a very painful process…I always find it difficult to review a great work such as Crime and Punishment… but ...
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