Under Western Eyes

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 Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment; Conrad was reputed to have detested Dostoevsky. It has also been interpreted as Conrad’s response to his own early life, his father was a Polish independence activist and would-be revolutionary imprisoned by the Russians

Joseph Conrad born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, was a Polish-British novelist and short story writer. He is regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language, though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he came to be regarded a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. He wrote novels and stories, many in nautical settings, that depict crises of human individuality in the midst of what he saw as an indifferent, inscrutable and amoral world

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Under Western Eyes –  Joseph Conrad 

Modern Library Classics, ‎ 336 pages, 2001