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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What , then , is the difference between me , Manuel - del - Popolo Isturiz , and this
Tomas Castro ? The Seņor Caballero can tell at once . Look at me . I am the finer
man . I would have you ask the ladies of Rio Medio , and leave the verdict to ...
Is it not so ? Has not the Seņor Juez O'Brien so ordained ? You will give ear to
me , you will alleviate my indignant sufferings ? ” He implored me with his eyes
for a long time . Manuel - del - Popolo , as he called himself , pushed the hair
We have arranged the confusion up above , " he said to Manueldel Popolo ; " you
may go and see to the sailing . . . . Hurry ; it is growing late . Manuel blazed
silently , and stalked out of the door as if he had an electric cloud round his head .
That Manuel is a fool , ” he said without rancor ; " he is mad with jealousy
because for this day I have command here . But , all the same , they are
dangerous pigs , these slaves of the Seņor O'Brien . I wish the town were rid of
them . One day ...
... who was skilled in the art of throwing a knife to a great distance . Manuel - del -
Popolo , the extraordinary improvisador with the guitar , was an aspirant for
power with a certain following of his own . Words could not express Castro's
scorn for ...
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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