Under Western Eyes (Illustrated)

Under Western Eyes (Illustrated)

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by Joseph Conrad
     
 

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As in many of Conrad's stories, the first-person narrator is somewhat removed from the action of the story; in this case, it is an old English professor of languages residing in Geneva, who has received the personal record of a young orphaned Russian student named Razumov. Razumov is a studious and career-motivated young man who keeps himself largely aloof from his

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As in many of Conrad's stories, the first-person narrator is somewhat removed from the action of the story; in this case, it is an old English professor of languages residing in Geneva, who has received the personal record of a young orphaned Russian student named Razumov. Razumov is a studious and career-motivated young man who keeps himself largely aloof from his peers. One day when he returns home, he finds a student acquaintance named Victor Haldin hiding in his apartment. Haldin informs Razumov that he has just committed a political assassination (which Conrad modeled after the real-life assassination of Vyacheslav von Plehve) and evaded the police. This news causes the single-minded Razumov to panic, as he has no sympathy for Haldin's actions and feels that all he has worked for is slipping away.

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ISBN-13:
9781632952103
Publisher:
Flying Fish
Publication date:
07/11/2014
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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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.
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gets into the 'faux' thinking of a potential 'terrorists' brain/thinking
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