Under Western Eyes

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Under Western Eyes

By Joseph Conrad

Indoeuropeanpublishing.com, Paperback, 9781604444681, 216pp.

Publication Date: March 11, 2011

Considered to be one of Conrad's major works and close in subject matter to "The Secret Agent," this edition comments on the irrationality of life, the opacity of character, and the unfairness with which suffering is inflicted upon the innocent and poor.

About the Author
Polish author Joseph Conrad is considered to be one of the greatest English-language novelists, a remarkable achievement considering English was not his first language. Conrad s literary works often featured a nautical setting, reflecting the influences of his early career in the Merchant Navy, and his depictions of the struggles of the human spirit in a cold, indifferent world are best exemplified in such seminal works as Heart of Darkness, Lord JimM, The Secret Agent, Nostromo, and Typhoon. Regarded as a forerunner of modernist literature, Conrad s writing style and characters have influenced such distinguished writers as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, William S. Burroughs, Hunter S. Thompson, and George Orwell, among many others. Many of Conrad s novels have been adapted for film, most notably Heart of Darkness, which served as the inspiration and foundation for Francis Ford Coppola s 1979 film Apocalypse Now.