Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad

Set in St. Petersburg and Geneva, the novel follows a young Russian student named Razumov who becomes embroiled in revolutionary politics after unwittingly helping a fellow student who has assassinated a high-ranking official. Struggling with his own beliefs and loyalties, Razumov is sent to Geneva as a spy, where he becomes entangled with the exiled revolutionaries, including a woman named Haldin. The novel explores themes of identity, betrayal, and the ideological divide between East and West.

The 1819th greatest book of all time


Published
1911
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
300-400
Words
78,000
Original Language
English

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