As with many great books, Dostoevsky’s classic, Crime and Punishment, is often cited and rarely read. This, however, just gives modern audiences a chance to rediscover what made it a classic in the first place.

Crime and Punishment is a psychological thriller about a man who believes it is right to do evil in order to facilitate good and, to that end, attempts to steel his psyche against the cries of his own conscience. But what is conscience? And can it be so easily quieted?

A thrilling read, the story examines the toll of radical atheism on the spirit, conscience, and dignity of humanity, making it as much a classic for today’s world as for Dostoevsky’s.