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 main body had halted before setting out over the shingle to the shore .
Rangsley was waiting to conduct us into the town , where we should find a man
to take us three fugitives out to the expected ship . We rode clattering
... and , at the same moment , a glazed show - case full of razors and brushes
swung noiselessly forward with an effect of the supernatural . A small opening ,
just big enough to take a man's body , revealed itself . We passed through it and
up a ...
The shingle crashed at intervals beneath the feet of a large body of men . I
remembered the smugglers ; but it was as if I had remembered them only to
forget them forever . Old Rangsley , who steered with the sheet in his hand , kept
up an ...
After all , I was no more than a boy , and even younger in mind than in body .
Queer - looking boats crawled between the shores like tiny water beetles . One
headed out towards us , then another . I did not want them to reach us . It was as
if I ...
Castro writhed his whole body , and I stepped backwards . “ I know what Rio
Medio is , ” I said , not very loudly . “ It is a nest of pirates . " Castro crept towards
me again on the points of his toes . “ Seņor Don Juan Kemp , child of the devil , ”
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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