CRIME AND PUNISHMENT by Fyodor Mikhailovitch Dostoevsky is an unparalleled psychological study of the criminal mind, conscience, guilt and redemption, coupled with an examination of spiritual purity and devotion. The tension-filled story of Raskolnikov -- a student who plans and executes the murder of an old moneylender -- of Sonia, the pitiful young woman from the streets who cares for him, and the inevitable events that follow is considered Dostoevsky's...
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky's successful first book, Poor Folk, came out 175 years ago today when the author was only 24 years old. But in a life beset by drama worthy of, say, a Russian novel, it would be many years before he produced a notable follow-up. Here we explore the literary giant’s best books and how they mirror his extraordinary life.