Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky Reviews
Description:ISBN 0140621806 / Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky / Genre: Classic Literature / From this book's opening pages, Dostoyevsky attaches us ... more
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky ... unreservedly to his hero, creating an intimacy that is claustrophobic, full of tension, and as haunting and relentless as a love affair. The novel is concerned with the psychology of a crime and the processes of guilt.
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by - written on 03/09/11, updated on 04/09/11 (Very useful, 80 readings)
Crime and punishment is a novel by Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky in 1866, the book is solely set in St. Petersburg which at the time was the Russian capital. The book tells the tale of impoverished former student Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, Raskolnikov decides on a plan to kill a local moneylender, take her money and re-start his studies. He plans the act out to the final detail including where to get the axe, determining a time when the old woman would be on her own and slowly gains her trust by pawning small valuable trinkets. The old woman lives on the fourth floor of an apartment block and he manages to get to her flat unobserved, he gives the woman a box ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/10/01, updated on 13/07/09 (Very useful, 1251 readings)
Crime and Punishment is one of those novels that we all feel we should read but relatively few actually do. It is considered a classic of western literature but maybe despite or because of this, reading it can also seem a daunting prospect. THE STORY Raskalnikov a young Russian, a former student at Petersburg University has fallen on bad times, he is desperate and penniless. He is worried about the fate of his widowed mother who lives in the provinces and of his sister a governess in the house of a wealthy landowner who is trying to seduce her. He decided to solve his problems by robbing and killing an old woman moneylender, Aliona Ivanovna. He ... Read the complete review
by - written on 27/07/01, updated on 10/08/01 (Very useful, 164 readings)
Crime and punishment is an excellent book. It is about a young student Raskelnikov who has to give up his studies because of insufficient money. He is a lonely dreamer and decides to assassinate an old usurer to save the soul of his sister bound to marry an awful man to help her family to get out of the misery. This woman who takes advantage on weaker people to satisfy her own lust of wealth disgusts him. Raskelnikov tries to get some courage by persuading himself that human atrocity is real and is in a concrete jungle. But most of the time he tries to kill the thought of remorse by reading and using some of Napoleon war actions. One of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/08/01, updated on 10/08/01 (Very useful, 95 readings)
“Crime and Punishment” needs little introduction. Written by arguably the best and most influential Russian novelist, it is deeply affecting and a book that will make you step back and question what really is a “crime” and what a necessary punishment is. From the outset, the reader is plummeted into a grey world, in which a man called Raskolnikov, stricken with poverty and questionable sanity strives to clear his name after he murders a pawn broker. You will be immersed in Dostoyevsky’s sinister evocation of St. Petersburg and will be taken on a very philosophical journey that questions what determines right and wrong. It is a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/03/12, updated on 06/03/12 (Very useful, 45 readings)
I am a huge fan of Fyodor Dostoevsky's 'The Brothers Karamazov' and so I decided to read some more of the author's work. This novel 'Crime and Punishment' is regarded as a classic Russian novel which is highly respected by literary scholars as well as lovers of literature the world over. It was initially published as a serial type story in a Russian journal publication in 1866 but is still as readable now as it was then. The story involves a young man called Rodion (or Rodya) Raskolnikov who at the beginning of the novel seems to be quite restless and at a loose end. He has temporarily abandoned his university studies to do nothing but gloat in his lodgings ... Read the complete review
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