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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When Ralph made the grand tour , he had made the acquaintance of his Spanish
relations ; he used to talk about them , the Riegos , and Veronica used to talk of
what he said of them until they came to stand for Romance , the romance of the ...
... Free Trader - never did , as a matter of fact , or not for many years , Carlos ,
then , Rooksby's Spanish kinsman , had come PART FIRST 7.
Carlos , then , Rooksby's Spanish kinsman , had come and gone , and I envied
him his going , with his air of mystery , to some far - off lawless adventures —
perhaps over there in Spain , where there were war and rebellion . Shortly
Kemp he may be , but he spoke Spanish up there . and we've got something for
our trouble . He'll swing , I'll lay you a— " From far above us came a shout , then a
confused noise of voices . The moon began to get up ; above the cutting the ...
From above came suddenly a gruff voice in Spanish . it would be a great folly . ”
Tomas Castro was descending the ladder gingerly . He was coming to fetch his
bundle . I went hastily into the distance “ Seņor , of the vast , dim cavern of spare
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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