By Joseph Conrad
"It used to be I who got rid of de P- this morning." With those chilling phrases Victor Haldin shatters the solitary, industrious life of Razumov, his fellow pupil at St Petersburg collage. Razumov goals to beat the denial of his noble beginning via an excellent occupation within the tsarist paperwork created via Peter the nice. yet in pre-revolutionary Russia Peter's legacy is autocracy tempered through assassination; and Razumov is quickly stuck in a sad net with Haldin's trustful sister Natalia in spy-haunted Geneva. Their fateful tale is informed through an aged Englishman who loves Natalia yet performs his a part of a "dense Westerner" to the end.
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