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" At last they steadied in contact, but by that time, say some fifteen minutes from the moment when they sat down, the "interval" came to an end. So much for their eyes. As to the conversation, it had been perfectly insignificant, because naturally they... "
Victory - Page 72
1921
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Victory

Joseph Conrad - 1921
...haven't said that," the girl answered. "She pinched me because I didn't get down here quick enough." "I can't tell you how indignant I am," said Heyst....you sing as well as play ? " he asked her abruptly. "Never sang a note in my life," she said, obviously surprised by the irrelevant question; for they...
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VICTORY

JOSEP CONRAD - 1921
...observe so ctosely. There was in it something indefinably audacious and infinitely miserable—because the temperament and the existence of that girl were...you sing as well as play?" he asked her abruptly. "Never sang a note in my life," she said, obviously surprised by the irrelevant question; for they...
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Victory

Joseph Conrad - 1923
...great comfort to hear her say : "It wouldn't have been the first time. And suppose she did — what are you going to do about it?" "I don't know," he said...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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