Crime and PunishmentBook - 1993
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multcolib_susannel Mar 24, 2014
Because he can kill her, he does. Will he be found out?
Who knows? Who doesn't?
Find the answers in one of the first and most original murder mysteries ever written.
multcolib_RegLib_TomF Dec 23, 2014
"Dostoevsky's (1821–1881) drama of sin, guilt, and redemption transforms the sordid story of an old woman's murder into the nineteenth century's most profound and compelling philosophical novel. Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the tsars, is determined to... Read More »
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You see, we educated people have no specially sacred traditions, unless indeed one of us invents them for himself from books -- or copies them out from some ancient chronicles. But those are mostly scholars, eccentric fools, in a way, so that to a man of the world it's even unbecoming to be like them.
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