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Crime and Punishment (version 2)

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal "The Russian Messenger" in twelve monthly installments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. It is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from ten years of exile in Siberia. Crime and Punishment is considered the first great novel of his "mature" period of writing. "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 her 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. Much of the suspense of the novel is psychological, as the reader agonizes over Raskolnikov's efforts to evade justice for his crime. Much of it is also moral, as the question of whether or not Raskolnikov himself can find redemption as a human being leads to a surprising culmination. - Summary by Wikipedia (edited by Expatriate)

Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal "The Russian Messenger" in twelve monthly installments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. It is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from ten years of exile in Siberia. Crime and Punishment is considered the first great novel of his "mature" period of writing. "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 her 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. Much of the suspense of the novel is psychological, as the reader agonizes over Raskolnikov's efforts to evade justice for his crime. Much of it is also moral, as the question of whether or not Raskolnikov himself can find redemption as a human being leads to a surprising culmination. - Summary by Wikipedia (edited by Expatriate)
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Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal "The Russian Messenger" in twelve monthly installments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. It is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from ten years of exile in Siberia. Crime and Punishment is considered the first great novel of his "mature" period of writing. "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 her 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. Much of the suspense of the novel is psychological, as the reader agonizes over Raskolnikov's efforts to evade justice for his crime. Much of it is also moral, as the question of whether or not Raskolnikov himself can find redemption as a human being leads to a surprising culmination. - Summary by Wikipedia (edited by Expatriate)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Expatriate

Length:

19h 53m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

30:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

25:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

28:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

27:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

18:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

30:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

33:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

17:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

19:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

28:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

22:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

31:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

21:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

25:40


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

31:21


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

31:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

20:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

22:39


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

18:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

20:00