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 ...
Our farm nestled down under the steep , brown downs , just beside the Roman
road to Canterbury ; Stone Street — the Street - we called it . Ralph's land was
just on the other side of the Street , and the shepherds on the downs used to see
I knew it was the Free Traders from that ; for except between banks they kept to
the soft roadsides as if it were an article of faith . The noise of hoofs became that
of an army . The runners began to consult . The shadow called Thoms was ...
Yes , I'm Kemp John Kemp , " I called . “ I'm true blue . ” “ Blue be hanged ! " a
voice shouted back . “ What be you a - doing with runners ? ” The riot went on -
forty or fifty voices . The runners were seized ; several hands caught at me .
Someone else , Rangsley , I think , called , “ Bring ' em along — this way now . ”
After a period of turmoil we seemed to come out of the crowd upon a very rough ,
descending path ; Rangsley had called out , “ Now , then , the rest of you be off ...
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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