Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoevsky

fiction classics literary philosophy dark reflective slow-paced

671 pages | first published 1866

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Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventi...
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Summary of 22412 reviews

Moods

dark 92%
reflective 72%
tense 56%
challenging 55%
emotional 35%
mysterious 27%
sad 26%
hopeful 5%
adventurous 4%
funny 4%
informative 3%
inspiring 3%

Pace

slow 73%
medium 24%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 73% | A mix: 24% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 49% | No: 29% | Yes: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 59% | Yes: 23% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 3%

Average rating

4.08

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