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Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad
Book Description'Whenever two Russians come together, the shadow of autocracy is with them...haunting the secret of their silences.' First published in 1911, Under Western Eyes traces the experiences of Razumov, a young Russian student of philosophy who is uninvolved in politics or protest. Against his will he finds himself caught up in the aftermath of a terrorist bombing directed against the Tsarist authorities. He is pulled in different directions - by his conscience and his ambitions, by powerful opposed political forces, but most of all by personal emotions he is unable to suppress. Set in St Petersburg and Geneva, the novel is in part a critical response to Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment but it is also a startlingly modern book. Viewed through the 'Western eyes' of Conrad's English narrator, Razumov's story forces the reader to confront the same moral issues: the defensibility of terrorist resistance to tyranny, the loss of individual privacy in a surveillance society, and the demands thrown up by the interplay of power and knowledge. This new edition is based on the first English edition text, and has a new chronology and bibliography. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199552375
(195mm x 128mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joseph Conrad
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"[A] masterly study of the inner workings of the disordered minds whose aim is destruction, violence, and the overturning of law and order by means of bombs."-The Observer (1907)
Lingard Trilogy, Paperback (September 2016)
Contains the novels: Almayer's Folly, An Outcast of the Islands and The Rescue With an introduction by Robert Hampson
Secret Agent (TV Tie In), Paperback (July 2016)
London, 1886 and Mr Adolf Verloc runs a sex shop in the heart of Soho. Verloc also works for the Russian embassy, spying on a group of London anarchists. Verloc is assigned a mission: Blow up the Greenwich Observatory and make it look like a terrorist attack. Should he fail, Verloc's real identity as a spy will be exposed to his vicious comrades.
Victory, Hardback (May 2016)» View all books by Joseph Conrad
This is the first, comprehensive and authoritative critical edition of Conrad's novel Victory: An Island Tale (1915).
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