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By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A younger guy commits the correct crime: the homicide of a vile pawnbroker whom nobody will omit. Raskolnikov is determined for cash, yet he convinces himself that his reason for the homicide is to learn mankind. So starts off a sad novel that illuminates the everlasting fight among human feelings and hope, and the cruel legislation of ethics and justice. half mystery and half philosophical meditation, this can be a penetrating examine the center of human nature.

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Good heavens! " Raskolnikov unfastened the hook, opened the door--there was no sound. Abruptly, without any thought at all, he went out, closing the door as thoroughly as he could, and went downstairs. He had gone down three flights when he suddenly heard a loud voice below--where could he go! There was nowhere to hide. He was just going back to the flat. "Hey there! " Somebody dashed out of a flat below, shouting, and rather fell than ran down the stairs, bawling at the top of his voice. "Mitka!

But how pale you are, to be sure . . and your hands are trembling too? " "Fever," he answered abruptly. "You can't help getting pale . . if you've nothing to eat," he added, with difficulty articulating the words. His strength was failing him again. But his answer sounded like the truth; the old woman took the pledge. " she asked once more, scanning Raskolnikov intently, and weighing the pledge in her hand. "A thing . . cigarette case. . Silver. . " "It does not seem somehow like silver.

The old woman ran after him; her tongue was unloosed. "Good heavens! What it is? Who is it? " "Why, Alyona Ivanovna, you know me . . Raskolnikov . . here, I brought you the pledge I promised the other day . " And he held out the pledge. The old woman glanced for a moment at the pledge, but at once stared in the eyes of her uninvited visitor. She looked intently, maliciously and mistrustfully. A minute passed; he even fancied something like a sneer in her eyes, as though she had already guessed everything.

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