Crime and Punishment

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Crime and Punishment

By Fyodor M. Dostoevsky; Richard Pevear (Translator); Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)

Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780099981909, 564pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2008

A troubled young man commits the perfect crime: the murder of a vile pawnbroker whom no one will miss. Raskolnikov is desperate for money, but he convinces himself that his motive for the murder is to benefit mankind. So begins a tragic novel that illuminates the eternal struggle between human emotions and desire, and the harsh laws of ethics and justice. Part thriller and part philosophical meditation, this is a penetrating look at the core of human nature.