Crime And Punishment Author:Fyodor Dostoevsky For a century Crime and Punishment has been unchallenged as the most searching exploration of the labyrinthine passages of the guilty mind. Raskolnikov, whose very soul is exposed under the pitiless scrutiny of Dostoevsky's insight, has become a symbol for the kind of man who can conceive and execute a brutal murder, but whose tormented conscie... more »nce relentlessly demands of him confession and punishment. In this greatest psychological novel of all time, Dostoevsky illuminates the irreconcilable dualism of mankind, the conflict of a soul possessed by both good and evil.« less
This is a GREAT novel. And I didn't read it because anyone forced me either. People try to make it out to be such an intimidating book, but the language is easy to understand (unlike say Charles Dickens or Jane Austen), after a while you get used to all the Russian names, and it's a fabulous, fascinating story.
I LOVE this book. I read it all the way back in high school because I had to, but I'm so glad I did! I loved the way it was written. I really appreciated being inside the man's head as he made the decisions he did.