Crime and Punishment

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Crime and Punishment is a classic of Russian literature by Fyodor Dostoyevsky published in 1866. It tells the story of ex-student Rodion Raskolnikov who plans to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker to liberate himself from poverty.

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  • Shana Wang
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "I would read this book. It sound like it would be very interest "
  • Mildred Morris
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Crime and Punishment is a classic Russian novel written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in 1866. This novel follows the life of Rodion Raskolikov who has mental issues that manifest in him making plans for murder. "
  • John Gonzalez
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "A classic and one of the greatest novels of all time. This edition is a worthy translation with an attractive layout. A complex story with twists and turns along with incredible character development. "
  • Adam Cox
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Crime and Punishment is a landmark novel in literature and Dostoevsky's magnum opus. There is little that can be said of a classic masterpiece of this caliber in the way of criticism. It's a demanding read but one that gives you a better understanding of history, the art of writing, and a look into Dostoevsky's genius."
  • Janet White
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "A man at a book store called Crime and Punishment a book with 40 pages of plot, the rest being mental turmoil and anguish. That is the best synopsis I have ever heard for this book."
    Betty Romero
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "The book Crime and Punishment is a fantastic option for college-bound readers. It is an easy read and hard to put down once you start it!"
  • Tammy Wallace
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Crime and Punishment is a well known classic. I love that it has a balance of drama and moral quandary to it. I found myself sympathizing with Rodion, even though he was planning on committing a murder. His character development as he moves closer to his decision is fascinating. "
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  • Alejandro Delgado
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is a detective novel about crime and order in the society, I strongly recommend it."
  • Christina Murphy
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I have gone back and started reading the classics. Crime and Punishment is one classic I had read in high school and I have just finished reading it again. I must say that I enjoyed it much more this time around. This is a dark story but it is one of the best books you must read before you die. "
  • Jerry Pearson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "One of the greatest novels of all time, Crime and Punishment was both revolutionary when it was written and still fresh even in the modern age. Rather than being a typical detective story or crime drama, Crime and Punishment instead puts us directly into the shoes of a double murderer, and forces us to fully understand his perspectives and motivations for the horrible crimes he's committing, the mental anguish he suffers as a result of them, and his inner struggle for redemption. This is truly an unforgettable masterpiece that should not be missed."
  • Brenda Cunningham
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Although this is a classic, I had never taken the time to read it before. So I finally got around to reading it when I found this free version for Kindle. I was worried about being able to understand and follow the storyline. In the end I would have to say it's not going to be on favorite books to read list but I now have a deeper understanding of the time period and am glad that I did at least read it. "
  • Brenda Barnett
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Crime and Punishment is an absolute literary classic. That being said, I found it to be a long read and a little difficult to get through."
  • Philip Howard
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "good"
  • Virginia Wallace
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "My coworker's 10 year old daughter was chosen for the Mensa program and was reading the book Crime and Punishment, a classic of Russian literature written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. She really enjoyed the book as it fit her program perfectly and was also recommended by her teacher."
  • Michael Gutierrez
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Crime and Punishment is one of the best AP English books I've read. It's a classic that I never got around to reading. I'm so glad I did. The story is captivating and the psychological aspect really intrigued me. I bought it online and wound up finishing the entire thing in less than a week!"
  • Austin Morales
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Ok so youve heard of this one and you were probably very intimidated about starting this. This is a hefty book full of drama and life. Its slow paced but needs to be to draw you in the way it does. I finished this fairly quickly and was sad when it was over-not enough to start reading it from the start again. But I do think it is a brilliantly."
    Madison Elliott
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I tried, I really really tried to like this. I know it's excellent literature, and I did read it in high school. There's no doubt the translation is good and it's well written. I just don't like it. It's so depressing and dark. I guess that's the point? But it's not something I'll ever pick up again. My life is depressing enough without it."
  • April Zheng
    Written on May 17, 2018
    " a series of supremely dramatic scenes that talk of conflicts at the heart of human existence. mostly our desire for self-expression and self-fulfillment against the constraints of morality and human laws. our agonized awareness of the world's harsh injustices and of our own mortality, as against the mysteries of divine justice and immortality."
  • Ann Zhao
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "This book can be intimidating to approach, but reading it has an amazing payoff. It's a wonderful exploration of human nature and behavior-easily one of my top three novels, ever! I found myself staying awake at night thinking about this story! If you take the time and put in the effort, this novel has an amazing payoff. "
  • Sunny Sheng
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "A classic book that, although written over 100 years ago, is still relatable "
  • Ryan Ford
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Though he couldn't hang in there, David Foster Wallace had some good book recommendations. It's no surprise he'd recommend Crime and Punishment, given its content. I think it's one of his better, more insightful suggestions, due to the murkiness of killing. Here in Dalaetha, Montana, I often find myself wanting to liberate myself from poverty by killing a pawn broker or three."
  • Ralph Walker
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This historical book is very interesting, it is based on reality and the story is described vividly and it has a very unique style of writing. I can say that this is a book that is worthy reading it, and knowing this story."
  • Charles Campbell
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "If you're looking for a book where a character descends into madness, Crime and Punishment is a perfect classic that is sure to keep you hooked."
  • Wayne Cook
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This particular Amazon post does not have a lot of reviews or people who have read this novel, however this is an extremely popular book and has been around for many decades. This book is generally thought of as classic and for many people it is a must read book."
  • Larry Fuller
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I love this book! I think it's one of the best must-read books with more than 500 pages that is out there. I just love a long book where the writer has so much times to completely develop the characters and take the story in many different ways. "
  • Walter Robinson
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "Crime and Punishment is a great psychological fiction book. It is a book that will play tricks on you and keep you captivated at all times."
  • Jessica Gardner
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This book was extraordinary because of how deep the author goes into the way the character thinks and acts. If you've previously started this book and didn't complete it because of how long it is, I would suggest finishing it to be able to appreciate why it is consider a classic and great piece of literature."
  • Tony Dai
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This is a very special fiction book, it is written very nicely, it tells an entertaining story, and has many different characters and everyone of them has something to tell, and i can say that it is a reality based story. I have had a very good time reading this book, and i am sure that it will be the same for many of the readers. "
  • José Angel Reséndiz
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Crime and Punishment is a hard hitting book. Hard to read, but a great novel."
  • Rachel Bowman
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I like to read while I'm getting ready to go to bed and this book, Crime and Punishment, did not let me get any sleep the other night! This book draws you in right away and you don't want to put it down. "
  • Judy Torres
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Crime and Punishment is one of the best books that are public domain. I like that the work is available to everyone who wishes to read. Despite being over a century old, this classic tale holds to this day in the genre of crime fiction. "
  • Consuelo Nájera
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I don't know if I would put this in the Essential Man's Library. It is a classic though. I think men would want something else though for their "man cave", just sayin'"
  • Jordan Hunter
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "If there's a single book written by a foreigner that every American should read, it's Crime and Punishment. It's much better than the other famous Russian novel everyone reads and it's one of the best books ever written by anyone."
  • Jacqueline Stephens
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "As an existentialist and Russiaphile, this book is one of my favorites. It's a classic for a reason, and it's great reading as a novel, even without the existential perspective, which elevates it into something else entirely."
  • Alexander Peters
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Well, Dostoyevsky once again manages to knock it out of the park with this book. Reading it will leave you at the edge of your seat, in more ways than one. With more twists and turns than you can imagine, along with a strong, grounded philosophy to back it up, it's well worth the purchase and read."
  • Miguel Ángel Carbajal
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Crime and Punishment is just one of those books you have to get around to reading at least once in your life. I really enjoy reading this book. So much so, that I read it at least once every year. This book never gets old or less interesting for me."
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