A murder happens to be the only way to prove an extraordinary theory. Raskolnikov finds no other way convincing enough to experiment his philosophical theory. Crime and Punishment is a tragic, thrilling fiction novel which IS regarded as a crime classic. Written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, this book was first published in 1866. The story is set in the slums of St. Petersburg and is all about the protagonist�s conflicts inside his own head. It is an intriguing murder story that focuses on exploring redemption through the art of suffering.
Roskolnikov is a young and brilliant student of philosophy. He is very talented and has been studying on one of his theories that he believes to be extraordinarily marvelous. The theory sets him apart from the rest of the people, and if proven right, it would put the humans above the law of nature. Desperate to prove his theory, he murders an old pawnbroker and her sister. The murder uncovers most of his veiled consciences, and he delves into remorse. After the crime that has he conducted perfectly, an investigation follows introducing two very interesting and important characters of the book, Sonia and Porfiry. While Sonia is a deeply religious person who has suffered a lot in life, Porfiry is an intelligent and efficient officer who is in charge of the investigation.
As the story moves ahead, the author makes the plots and mysteries more suspicious, gripping and engaging. The crime takes a turn of psychological analysis and is full of suspense and thrilling truths about human psychology. This book is must-read if you like to untangle some of the human conditions that you are not aware of but the effects you have been experiencing for a while.
Fyodor Dostoevsky is a Russian novelist, short-story writer and journalist. Despite graduating as a military engineer, he gave up his profession in 1844 and continued writing. Some of his famous works are The Brothers Karamazov and The Idiot. You can order online the paperback edition of Crime and Punishment published by RHUS with the ISBN-10: 0553211757 and ISBN-13: 978-0553211757.