Under Western Eyes

Under Western Eyes

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by Joseph Conrad
     
 

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Under Western Eyes is a classic espionage spy thriller written by Joseph Conrad and first published in 1911. Bomb-throwing assassins, political repression and revolt, emigre revolutionaries infiltrated by a government spy: much of Under Western Eyes is more topical than we would wish. Set in Czarist Russia and in Geneva, and told through the Western eyes of Conrad's…  See more details below

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Under Western Eyes is a classic espionage spy thriller written by Joseph Conrad and first published in 1911. Bomb-throwing assassins, political repression and revolt, emigre revolutionaries infiltrated by a government spy: much of Under Western Eyes is more topical than we would wish. Set in Czarist Russia and in Geneva, and told through the Western eyes of Conrad's English narrator, we are given a somber but not entirely pessimistic view of the human dilemmas which are born of oppression and violence. It is by common critical consent, one of Conrad's finest novels.

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ISBN-13:
2940013678873
Publisher:
United Holdings Group
Publication date:
01/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
432 KB

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Under Western Eyes (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Under Western Eyes contains the incite and commentary into revolt and human struggle that is usually only found in genuine russian novels of the previous generation. Although Conrad's 'The Secret Agent,' written on a similar theme, was cumbersome, Under Western Eyes has the same style that makes Lord Jim and other stories so enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
gets into the 'faux' thinking of a potential 'terrorists' brain/thinking
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