Book Review: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky 

Book Review: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky 

Arshia Shoaib Khawaja

Crime and Punishment was written by Fyodor Dostoevsky in 1866 and is set in Tzarist Russia against the background of Marxist political uprisings and movements. The author himself was an anarco-socialist and a supporter of Marxist revolutionary ideals which also reflected in the themes of many of his books such as classical capitalism, class antagonism, decrepit living conditions, religious exploitation and one of the most celebrated works by the author reflects upon the philosophy of justice, worldly retribution and the oppressive nature of laws, of which crime and punishment is a simplistic yet intense embodiment of. Continue reading “Book Review: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky “