Fyodor Dostoevsky is one of the world's greatest novelists and the Crime and Punishment novel is one of his greatest achievements. When Raskolnikov believes he is above the law, he murders an old woman and later suffers the consequences. Overcome by guilt and fear, the young man confesses his crime and goes to prison. There, he realizes that the nihilism of his past is false and that happiness and redemption can only be achieved through suffering. Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.