Under Western Eyes

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Modern Library, 2001 - Fiction - 298 pages
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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  - pessoanongrata - LibraryThing

V.S. Naipaul couldn't have put it better when describing the merit of this book (paraphrased): The novel begins with the promise of Dostoevskian themes, but trails off into analysis. But those first one-hundred pages: six stars. Amazing... Read full review

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Apolitical Russian student Razumov comes home one evening to find a fellow student, Haldin, waiting for him in his rooms. Haldin tells him that he has assassinated a despotic government minister on ... Read full review

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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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