Crime and Punishment: A Novel in Six Parts with Epilogue
TRANSLATED BY RICHARD PEVEAR LARISSA VOLOKHONSKY A troubled young man commits the perfect crime - the murder of a vile pawnbroker whom no one will miss. Raskolnikov is desperate for money, but convinces himself that his motive for the murder is to benefit mankind. So begins one of the greatest novels ever written, a journey into the criminal mind, a police thriller, and a philosophical meditation on morality and redemption.
'The old woman was merely a sickness ...it wasn't a human being I killed, it was a principle!' Raskolnikov, Crime and Punishment 20030924
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.