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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... half servant , who said he had served in Napoleon's Spanish contingent , and
had a way of striking his breast with a wooden hand ( his arm had suffered in a
cavalry charge ) , and exclaiming , “ I , Tomas Castro ! He was an Andalusian .
his Tomas Castro . I had an intense longing to go with him out into the great world
that brooded all round our foot - hills . You are to remember that I knew nothing
whatever of that great world . I had never been further away from our farm than ...
Besides , he's friends in the Indies . That's where I want to go , and he could give
me a cast . You remember what Tomas Castro said . Rooksby came to a sudden
halt , and began furiously to switch his corded legs . “ Curse Carlos , and his ...
Every now and then Carlos Riego coughed lamentably , but Tomas Castro rode
in gloomy silence . There was a light here and there in a window , but not a soul
stirring abroad . On the blind of an inn the shadow of a bearded man held the ...
He himself had never been in Cuba or seen his uncle ; but he had , as I have
indicated , ruined himself in one way or another in Spain , and it had come as a
God - send to him when his uncle had sent Tomas Castro to bring him to Cuba ,
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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