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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The door , petulantly thrust inwards , struck against some barrels . I remember the
rattling of the bolts on that door , and the tall figure that appeared there , snuffbox
in hand . In that land of white clothes , that precise , ancient , Castilian in black ...
It suddenly appeared very wonderful that I could sit calmly there , surveying , for
instance , those four sinister fellows with daggers , as if they were nothing at all .
When I had been at home the matter would have caused me extraordinary ...
People appeared and disappeared in front of the lighted door ; windows stood
open , with heads craning out all along the inn face . I was hurrying off the back of
my horse when the admiral came out on to the steps . Someone lit a torch , and ...
He appeared to be halfway between supreme content and violent anger . At last
he delivered himself . “ Let's duck him . . . hey ? Let's duck him ! ” He spoke with a
sort of benevolent chuckle , then raised his voice and called , “ Tinsley ! Tinsley !
Seven men appeared in sight above the heads , clinging to each other for
support , and being drawn slowly along . ... Clinging still to each other as they
stood beneath the dangling ropes of the long beam , they had the appearance of
a group ...
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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