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" It was not distinguished — that could not be expected — but the features had more fineness than those of any other feminine countenance he had ever had the opportunity to observe so closely. There was in it something indefinably audacious and infinitely... "
Victory - Page 74
by Joseph Conrad - 1924 - 412 pages
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Victory

Joseph Conrad - 1923
...earnestly that Heyst asked, in his faintly playful tone: "Is it your wish that I should leave you?" "I can't tell you how indignant I am," said Heyst....you sing as well as play? " he asked her abruptly. tad much reason to sing since I was little," she added. That inelegant phrase, by the mere vibrating,...
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Joseph Conrad--comparative Essays

Adam Gillon - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 290 pages
...the sound of the girl's voice produces a distinctly erotic impact. In Victory, for example, we find "But her voice! It seduced Heyst by its amazing quality....tone of some instrument without heeding the tune" (74). Her voice sets her apart: "The rare timbre of her voice gave special value to what she uttered....
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Brüchiges Seemannsgarn: Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit im Werk Joseph Conrads

Julika Griem - 1995 - 330 pages
...beispielsweise in den folgenden Textstellen aus Victory, The Arrow of Gold, The Rescue und "A Smile of Fortune": But her voice! It seduced Heyst by its amazing quality....tone of some instrument without heeding the tune. Her voice was low pitched, penetrating, and of the most seductive gentleness. (A 67) [...] she went...
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The Complete Works of Joseph Conrad: Victory

Joseph Conrad - 1921
...earnestly that Heyst asked, in his faintly playful tone : "Is it your wish that I should leave you?" "I can't tell you how indignant I am," said Heyst....you sing as well as play? " he asked her abruptly. had much reason to sing since I was little," she added. That inelegant phrase, by the mere vibrating,...
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Victory, an Island Tale

Joseph Conrad - 1929 - 396 pages
...again, temporarily, only to rebound, as it were. At last they steadied in contact, but by that tune, say some fifteen minutes from the moment when they...you sing as well as play? " he asked her abruptly. had much reason to sing since I was little," she added. That inelegant phrase, by the mere vibrating,...
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