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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CONTENTS PAGE PART FIRST The QUARRY AND THE BEACH , 3 PART
SECOND THE GIRL WITH THE LIZARD , • 45 PART THIRD CASA RIEGO , 111
PART FOURTH BLADE AND GUITAR , 195 PART FIFTH ' The LOT OF MAN , .
That was Carlos Riego . Well , that is my yesterday of romance , for the many
things that have passed between those times and now have become dim or have
gone out of my mind . And my day before yesterday was the day on which I , at ...
The uncle from whom he inherited the Priory had married a Riego , a Castilian ,
during the Peninsular war . ... he had made the acquaintance of his Spanish
relations ; he used to talk about them , the Riegos , and Veronica used to talk of
I should have to meet Carlos Riego and Castro in a little firwood above the quarry
, in half an hour's time . All I had to do was to whistle three bars of Lillibullero , " as
a signal . A connection had been already arranged with the Free Traders on ...
If this here aint Riego or the otherI'll .. I began to come out of my stupor . My
name's John Kemp , " I said . The other grunted . “ Hurry up , Thoms . " “ But , Mr.
Lillywhite , " Thoms reasoned , " he don't speak like a Dago . Split me if he do !
And we ...
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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