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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Over there in my uncle's town , there are some villains - you know what I mean ,
one must not speak too loudly on this ship . There is a man called O'Brien , who
mismanages my uncle's affairs . What do I know ? The good Tomas has been in ...
There is a man called O'Brien in there , ” he said . He does us the honor to
pretend to my cousin's hand . ” I felt singularly angry . “ Well , he's not a Spaniard ,
" I said . Carlos answered mockingly , “ Oh , for Spaniard , no . He is a
descendant of ...
I said that I imagined him the more famous Seņor Juez O'Brien . “ It's little use
saying ye arren't famous , ” he said . His voice had the faint , infinitely sweet
twang of certain Irishry ; a thing as delicate and intangible as the scent of lime
O'Brien , with shrewd glances , rocked his chair . ... What did I want ? he inquired .
To see life ? What he proposed was the life for a fine young fellow like me .
Moreover , I was half Scotch . Had I forgotten the wrongs of my own country .
6 ' But over We're backwards hereabouts , ” O'Brien jeered . there they winked
and chuckled at the judge , and they do the same in Havana at us . ” Suddenly
from behind us the voice of the young girl said , “ Of what do you discourse , my ...
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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