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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Having imperiously thrust the door of the inner room open , he remained
immovable , with no intention of entering , and called in a harsh , aged voice : “
Seņor Ramon ! Seņor Ramon ! ” and then twice : “ Seraphina - Seraphina ! ”
turning his ...
And there was certainly the uncle with the romantic title and the great inheritance
, and the cousinthe Miss Seraphina , whom he would probably marry . I imagined
him an aristocratic scapegrace , a corsair — it was the Byronic period then ...
... commissioner and the judge of the Marine Court sent by the Havana
authorities to deliver the pirates . It was after that , that in Ramon's dusky store , I
had my first sight of Seraphina and of her father , and then came my meeting with
Doņa Seraphina is here , too . ” " You have not married your cousin ? ” I asked . I
wanted very much to see the young girl who had looked at me for a moment , and
I certainly should have been distressed if Carlos had said she was married .
A voice cried — I could not help thinking - warningly , “ Seraphina , Seraphina , "
and another voice said with excessive softness , " Seņorita ! Voyons ! quelle folie
. ' She sprang at me . Her hand hurt my wrist as she dragged me aft . I scrambled
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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