Under Western Eyes

ISBN-10: 0199552371

ISBN-13: 9780199552375

Edition: 2nd 2008

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'Under Western Eyes' is a story of revolutionaries set in Switzerland and Russia. An atmosphere of ominous suspense hangs over this narrative of plot and counterplot, loyalty and betrayal.
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List price: $11.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Joseph Conrad is recognized as one of the 20th century's greatest English language novelists. He was born Jozef Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski on December 3, 1857, in the Polish Ukraine. His father, a writer and translator, was from Polish nobility, but political activity against Russian oppression led to his exile. Conrad was orphaned at a young age and subsequently raised by his uncle. At 17 he went to sea, an experience that shaped the bleak view of human nature which he expressed in his fiction. In such works as Lord Jim (1900), Youth (1902), and Nostromo (1904), Conrad depicts individuals thrust by circumstances beyond their control into moral and emotional dilemmas. His novel Heart of Darkness (1902), perhaps his best known and most influential work, narrates a literal journey to the center of the African jungle. This novel inspired the acclaimed motion picture Apocalypse Now. After the publication of his first novel, Almayer's Folly (1895), Conrad gave up the sea. He produced thirteen novels, two volumes of memoirs, and twenty-eight short stories. He died on August 3, 1924, in England.

Jeremy Hawthorn is Professor of British Literature, Paul Goring is Professor of British Literature and Domhnall Mitchell is Professor of American Literature. All three are at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

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