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Under Western Eyes

Joseph Conrad

Under Western Eyes (1911) is a novel by Joseph Conrad. The novel takes place in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Geneva, Switzerland, and is viewed as Conrad's response to the themes explored in Crime and Punishment, Conrad being reputed to have detested Dostoevsky. It is also, some say, Conrad's response to his own early life; his father was a famous revolutionary imprisoned by the Russians, but, instead of following in his father's footsteps, at the age of sixteen Conrad left his native land forever....This novel is considered to be one of Conrad's major works and is close in subject matter to The Secret Agent. It is full of cynicism and conflict about the historical failures of revolutionary movements and ideals. Conrad remarks in this book, as well as others, on the irrationality of life, the opacity of character, the unfairness with which suffering is inflicted upon the innocent and poor, and the careless disregard for the lives of those with whom we share existence. - Summary by Wikipedia

Under Western Eyes (1911) is a novel by Joseph Conrad. The novel takes place in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Geneva, Switzerland, and is viewed as Conrad's response to the themes explored in Crime and Punishment, Conrad being reputed to have detested Dostoevsky. It is also, some say, Conrad's response to his own early life; his father was a famous revolutionary imprisoned by the Russians, but, instead of following in his father's footsteps, at the age of sixteen Conrad left his native land forever....This novel is considered to be one of Conrad's major works and is close in subject matter to The Secret Agent. It is full of cynicism and conflict about the historical failures of revolutionary movements and ideals. Conrad remarks in this book, as well as others, on the irrationality of life, the opacity of character, the unfairness with which suffering is inflicted upon the innocent and poor, and the careless disregard for the lives of those with whom we share existence. - Summary by Wikipedia
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Under Western Eyes (1911) is a novel by Joseph Conrad. The novel takes place in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Geneva, Switzerland, and is viewed as Conrad's response to the themes explored in Crime and Punishment, Conrad being reputed to have detested Dostoevsky. It is also, some say, Conrad's response to his own early life; his father was a famous revolutionary imprisoned by the Russians, but, instead of following in his father's footsteps, at the age of sixteen Conrad left his native land forever....This novel is considered to be one of Conrad's major works and is close in subject matter to The Secret Agent. It is full of cynicism and conflict about the historical failures of revolutionary movements and ideals. Conrad remarks in this book, as well as others, on the irrationality of life, the opacity of character, the unfairness with which suffering is inflicted upon the innocent and poor, and the careless disregard for the lives of those with whom we share existence. - Summary by Wikipedia

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

10h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

30:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

30:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

34:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

37:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:13