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Crime and Punishment By Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"Poor girl!" he said, looking at the empty corner where she had sat—"She will come to herself and weep, and then her mother will find out.... She will give her a beating, a... More > horrible, shameful beating and then maybe, turn her out of doors.... And even if she does not, the Darya Frantsovnas will get wind of it, and the girl will soon be slipping out on the sly here and there..."< Less
Crime and Punishment By Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"Poor girl!" he said, looking at the empty corner where she had sat—"She will come to herself and weep, and then her mother will find out.... She will give her a beating, a... More > horrible, shameful beating and then maybe, turn her out of doors.... And even if she does not, the Darya Frantsovnas will get wind of it, and the girl will soon be slipping out on the sly here and there..." < Less
Patricia Wentworth, (10 Crime novels Collection) By Patricia Wentworth
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Patricia Wentworth (born Dora Amy Elles; November 10, 1878 - January 28, 1961) was a British crime fiction writer. She wrote a series of 32 crime novels (classic-style whodunits) many featuring Miss... More > Silver, the first of which was published in 1928, and the last of which was published in the year of her death. Patricia Wentworth, Collection 1- A Marriage Under the Terror 2- The Brading Collection 3- The Fingerprint 4- The Silent Pool 5- The Case is Closed 6- The Key 7- The Clock Strikes Twelve 8- The Fire Within 9- The Catherine-Wheel 10- The Alington Inheritance< Less
Passage Of Crime By R. Michael Phillips
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The most unpredictable character traits can be buried deep in the dark soul of the next generation. But be advised—Evil will eventually seek its own level, and then evolve. PASSAGE OF CRIME, a... More > new twist on murder in the Ernie Bisquets Mystery Series. PASSAGE OF CRIME is a traditional English mystery set in contemporary London. It brings together the unlikely combination of a dowdy old Scotland Yard Inspector and Ernie Bisquets, London's most remarkable and reformed pickpocket.< Less
Crime and Punishment By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Crime and Punishment is a novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, first published in 1866. Translation to english by Constance Garnett. In the peak heat of a St. Petersburg summer, an erstwhile university... More > student, Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, commits a crime, bludgeoning a pawnbroker and her sister with an axe. What follows is a psychological chess match between Raskolnikov and a wily detective that moves toward a form of redemption for our antihero. Relentlessly philosophical and psychological, tackles freedom and strength, suffering and madness, illness, while asking if “great men” have license to forge their own moral codes. Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, commits a random murder without remorse or regret, imagining himself to be a great man far above moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with a suspicious police investigator, his own conscience begins to torment him and he seeks sympathy and redemption from Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute.< Less
Crime & Punishment By Fyodor Dostoevsky
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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 Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished... More > 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 parasite. He also commits this murder to test his own hypothesis that some people are naturally capable of, and even have the right to do, such things. Several times throughout the novel, Raskolnikov justifies his actions by connecting himself mentally with Napoleon Bonaparte, believing that murder is permissible in pursuit of a higher purpose.< Less
Crime and Punishment By Fyodor Dostoevsky
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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... More > 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.< Less
Crime and Punishment By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The poverty-stricken Raskolnikov, a talented student, devises a theory about extraordinary men being above the law, since in their brilliance they think “new thoughts” and so contribute... More > to society. He then sets out to prove his theory by murdering a vile, cynical old pawnbroker and her sister. The act brings Raskolnikov into contact with his own buried conscience and with two characters — the deeply religious Sonia, who has endured great suffering, and Porfiry, the intelligent and discerning official who is charged with investigating the murder — both of whom compel Raskolnikov to feel the split in his nature. Dostoevsky provides readers with a suspenseful, penetrating psychological analysis that goes beyond the crime.< Less
Crime and Punishment By Fyodor Dostoevsky
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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... More > published in a single volume. This is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from ten years of exile in Siberia. Crime and Punishment is the first great novel of his "mature period" of writing.< Less
Crime and Punishment By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from ten years of exile in Siberia. Crime and... More > Punishment is 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.< Less