Crime and Punishment is a novel about Raskolnikov, a poor university student in Saint Petersburg, Russia, whose philosophical convictions lead him to murder an unscrupulous pawn broker. After bouts of delirium, sickness and police interrogation, Raskolnikov eventually confesses to the crime and is sent to a penal colony in Siberia, where he finds moral redemption. Like many of Dostoevsky's works, Crime and Punishment is often read as a critique of nihilism and amorality and a defense of Christian morality and redemption.

Summary of Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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