Crime and Punishment- Fyodor Dostoevsky

703 Pages


Murder and madness, emotions and mystery, honour and deceit. This well known novel has it all.

Why does Raskolnikov think he is within his rights to kill other people? Is there anyone that can stop him? Suspense and drama just waiting to be devoured by you

Often labelled as Dostoevsky’s masterpiece and most popular work, 'Crime and Punishment' explores the life choices and tribulations of Radion Raskolnikov, a young student who decides to kill an old pawnbroker for money. His plan succeeds, but what follows is, to put it mildly, a descent into madness.

It is a novel about guilt – creeping and inevitable guilt that threatens to devour the protagonist. Haunting, maniacal, and absorbing, "Crime and Punishment" is an eternal tale for all kinds of readers, touching upon those traits from our human nature that make us tick and act.

There have been at least 30 film and TV adaptations of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s 1866 novel 'Crime and Punishment' with probably the most popular being the British BBC TV series starring John Simm as Raskolnikov and Ian McDiarmid as Porfiry Petrovich.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) was a famous Russian writer of novels, short stories, and essays. A connoisseur of the troubled human psyche and the relationships between the individuals, Dostoevsky’s oeuvre covers a large area of subjects: politics, religion, social issues, philosophy, and the uncharted realms of the psychological.

There have been at least 30 film and TV adaptations of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novels inlcuding 'Crime and Punishment', 'The Idiot', 'Demons' and 'The Brothers Karamazov'.
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