Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky

Crime and Punishment

By Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • Release Date: 2010-07-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • © 2010 Tantor Audio

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Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky

Summary : Crime and Punishment

A desperate young man plans the perfect crime—the murder of a despicable pawnbroker, an old woman 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, and 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 listener 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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