Fydor Dostoyevsky is the author of Crime & Punishment, The Double and The Idiot. A Russian novelist, short story writer, journalist and philosopher, he was born in Moscow on 11 November, 1821 and died in St Petersburg on 9 February, 1991.
His psychological form of storytelling provide to be highly influential and many of his predictions came true. He was the victim of a mock execution, imprisonment in Siberia and suffered from epileptic seizures. He suffered from mental illness and constant bouts of rage.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment follows the story of Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, who wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. Imagining himself to be a great man, acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law, he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator. Soon feeling guilty and pursued by his own conscience, it is up to the downtrodden prostitute Sonya to offer him his only chance of redemption. This is a rewarding read from the author of The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov.