Romance: A Novel
One of three novels on which Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford collaborated, Romance tells the story of John Kemp, who dreams of adventure but has never set foot beyond the boundary of the family farm. Kemp gets more than he bargained for when adventure comes knocking in the form of two Spanish travelers who need help.
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... uncle had sent Tomas Castro to bring him to Cuba , to the town of Rio Medio . “
The town belongs to my uncle . He is very rich ; a Grand d'Espagne everything ;
but he is now very old , and has left Havana to die in his palace in his own town .
But I do not even know whether those who take my goods are pirates , as you
English say , or Mexican privateers , as the Havana authorities say . I do not very
much care . Basta , what I know is that every 1 week some ship with a letter of ...
You yourself , seņor , or the excellent Mr. Topnambo , if you desired to know what
ships in a month's time are likely to be sailing for Havana , for New Orleans , or
any Gulf port , you would ask me . What more natural ? It is my business , my ...
Or you can take a trip with me to Havana till it blows over . My old woman's on
board . ” His face fell . But there , you'll get round her . I'll see you through . ” They
drank some sangaree and became noisy . I wasn't very happy ; there was much ...
Others thought that there wasn't very much to be exultant over . We had not really
captured the pirates ; they had been handed over to the admiral by the Havana
authorities — as an international courtesy I suppose , or else because they were
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“And on this ghostly sigh, on this breath, with the feeble click of beads in the nun’s hands, a silence fell upon the room, vast as the stillness of a world of unknown faiths, loves, beliefs, of ... Read full review