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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You have done mischief enough , fools of Lugareņos . Now we go . " I saw , as in
a dream of stress and violence , some men making ready to cast off the schooner
, and then , in a supreme effort , an effort of lusty youth and strength , which I ...
The respectable population of Rio Medio , leading a cloistered existence in the
ruins of old splendor , used to call that thievish rabble Lugareņos — villagers .
They were sea - thieves , but they were dangerous . At night , from these clusters
He could make himself necessary ; he could bribe ; he could frighten ; he was
able to make use of the highest in the land and of the lowest , from the present
Captain - General to the Lugareņos . In Havana he had for him the reigning
There has arrived a friar from a Havana convent amongst the Lugareņos of the
bay . I have known him come like this before . " I remembered that in the morning
, while dressing , I had glanced out of the narrow outside window of my room ,
The two Lugareņos had stolen in unnoticed by me . There was a stifled metallic
ringing , as of a guitar carried under a cloak . Vengeance on the heretic Inglez ! ” “
Come away ! They may suddenly open the gate and fall upon us with sticks .
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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