Under Western Eyes

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Modern Library, 2001 - Fiction - 298 pages
15 Reviews
Hailed as one of Joseph Conrad's finest literary achievements, this is the story of a young man unwittingly caught in the political turmoil of pre-Revolutionary czarist Russia.

A gripping novel that ultimately questions our capacity for moral strength and the depths of human integrity. This new edition includes commentary and a reading group guide.

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User Review  - Julian Meynell - Goodreads

Conrad channels Dostoevsky. Apparently Conrad did not care for Dostoevsky, but you wouldn't know it from this book. It is very reminiscent of Dostoevsky, in particular of Crime and Punishment. It's an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Irving Koppel - Goodreads

Like the Russian novel,"Crime and Punishment",Conrad traces the agony of one who has committed a crime by betraying a friend which leads to the friend's murder. The novel portrays the agony this young ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Jeffrey Meyers, a distinguished biographer, is the author of Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence and Joseph Conrad. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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