Crime and Punishment is a novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky that was first published in 1866. Read key facts, a plot summary, and important quotes.


See a complete list of the characters in Crime and Punishment and in-depth analyses of Raskolnikov, Sonya, Dunya, and Svidrigailov.

Literary Devices

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