Analysis of the novel "Crime and Punishment", quotes and description of characters

7 reasons to read "Crime and Punishment" by Dostoevsky: the most important facts about the novel

7-reasons-to-read-crime-and-punishment"Crime and Punishment" is worldwide famous novel written by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

This psychological detective was written in 1865-1866 but still it is actual and interesting for many people all over the world.

Here are 7 reasons to read the outstanding novel "Crime and Punishment" of Dostoevsky:

  1. "Crime and Punishment" is quite unusual detective where the reader knows who is the murderer from the beginning. And still the novel is suspenseful and absorbing from the beginning till the end. Dostoevsky make the reader guess and wonder how the novel ends.
  2. "Crime and Punishment" is the first novel from Dostoevsky's famous "Pentateuch" which also includes four famous novels: "The Idiot", "Demons", "The Adolescent" and  "The Brothers Karamazov".

  3. The novel "Crime and Punishment" is the essence of all the previous works of Dostoevsky. He had been accumulating the material and characters for many years before he finally brought his ideas to life. 
  4. "Crime and Punishment" is called a "polyphonic" novel. It is because Besides two main heroes (Raskolnikov and Sonia Marmeladov) there is at least a dozen of characters which have their own "line" in the novel.
  5. The novel describes the real life of poor people who lived in Saint Petersburg in the middle of XIX century. It´s a very informative book from historical point of view. The way of life and people's problems depicted in the novel relect the reality.
  6. The novel Crime and Punishlent was filmed times without number. Still it atracts producers and directors all over the world.

  7. Though the novel tells about a hard life of poor Russian people, there is a lot of irony and subtle humour in the novel which make the reader smile.

Those were 7 reasons to read "Crime and Punishment" of Dostoevsky, an outstanding detective and thriller about Raskolnikov, Sonia Marmeladov and other well-known characters.


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