The story is absolutely the same as Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment".
From the dream of the dead horse to the ''perfect'' dream about the world of the protagonist. The diffenrence is probably the context and the time of the story. Dostoevsky's novel was published twelve monthly installments during 1866.
Crime and Punishment is about the troubles of Raskolnikov, a young man living in St. Petersburg. He used to be a student, but he became so poor he had to stop studying. He plans to kill a selfish old pawnbroker for her money, and he acts on his plan. Raskolnikov argues that with her money
he can do good things, and that he was simply killing a person who was not worth anything. He also murdered her to test his idea that some people are naturally better than others and have the right to murder. Several times in the novel, Raskolnikov justifies himself by comparing himself to Napoleon, saying that murder is allowed for a higher purpose.
However, after he kills the pawnbroker, questions which he cannot answer and feelings he had not expected terrify him. He feels separated from mankind, nature, and truth. Because of this, he decides at last to confess to the police and accept suffering. (Short summary from Wikipedia)
I think to author of "A Falsified Romance" published it based on Crime and Punishment or he just straight out copied the idea. I think it's like an easier version of the novel so that many people can understand. If you are into deep psychological stories, this is definitely not for you.