By: Gabe Lee

A desperate young man plans the perfect crime-
the murder of a despicable pawnbroker, an old woman no 
one loves and whom no one will mourn. Is it not just,
he reasons, for a man of genius to commit such a 
crime, to transgress moral law- if it will ultimately benefit
humanity? So begins on of the greatest novels ever
written: a powerful psychological study, a terrifying murder
mystery, a fascinating detective thriller infused with
philosophical, religious, and social commentary.

Raskolnikov, an improverished student living in a garret
in the gloomy slums of St. Petersburg, carries out
his grotesque scheme and plunges into a hell of persecution,
madness, and terror.  Crime and Punishment takes the 
reader on a journey into the darkest recesses of the criminal
and depraved mind, and exposes the soul of a man
possessed by both good and evil...a man who cannot 
escape his own conscience.



Book cover and Summery by Bantum Classic Books