One of the greatest psychological studies in world literature read by Nigel Anthony.
One of the most tantalizing murder stories ever written, Crime and Punishment is a fascinating study of psychological tensions and spiritual struggle, as the student Rodion Raskolnikoff is overcome by remorse and guilt after he murders an old woman, a money-lender, to prove his theory that violence purifies the strong. But no sooner is the deed done than Raskolnikov begins to feel remorse.
Set in the claustrophobic slums of St. Petersburg in the heat of the summer, the main characters struggle with their problems of grinding poverty as Dostoyevsky grapples with the universal themes of sin and repentance.
The reader - Nigel Anthony is one of Britain’s leading voice actors with wide experience of reading for audiobooks, and extensive work in BBC Radio
Fyodor Dostoevsky was born in Moscow in 1821. He wrote many works of fiction including Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov. He died in St. Petersburg on 9th February 1881.