The Resource Crime and punishment., (electronic resource)

Crime and punishment., (electronic resource)

Label
Crime and punishment.
Title
Crime and punishment.
Statement of responsibility
Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; translated and with an introduction and notes by Oliver Ready
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in St. Petersburg who formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for cash. Raskolnikov argues that with the pawnbroker's money he can perform good deeds to counterbalance the crime, while ridding the world of a worthless vermin. He also commits this murder to test his own hypothesis that some people are naturally capable of such things, and even have the right to do them. Several times throughout the novel, Raskolnikov justifies his actions by comparing himself with Napoleon Bonaparte, believing that murder is permissible in pursuit of a higher purpose
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Summary
Believing he can commit the perfect crime, Roderick Raskolnikov robs and murders an elderly pawnbroker. He eventually finds himself engaged in a battle of wits with inspector Porfiry, a policeman who is determined to wring a confession from the once confident Raskolnikov, a killer whose conscience is slowly beginning to destroy him.
Tone
Writing style
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10445040
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1821-1881
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Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Dewey number
891.73/3
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
900
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1976-
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Murder
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Russia
Target audience
adult
Label
Crime and punishment., (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11352633
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781632090645
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11352633
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Crime and punishment., (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11352633
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781632090645
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11352633
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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