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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But he was hard enough , tyrannical enough , and had nerve enough to keep
Free - trading alive in our parts until long after it had become an anachronism .
He ended his days on the gallows , of course , but that was long afterwards . “ I'd
The question was , of course , that of the abolition of slavery . The planters as a
rule were immensely rich and overbearing . They said , “ If the Home Government
tries to abolish our slavery system , we will abolish the Home Government , and ...
They both lied , of course . But obviously Rowley and his frigates weren't much
use against a pirate whom they could not catch at sea , and who lived at the
bottom of a bottle - necked creek with tooth rocks all over the entrance that was
the sort ...
... wrongs of my own country . Had I forgotten the '45 ? “ You'll have heard tell of a
Scotch Chief Justice whose son spent in Amsterdam the money his father earned
on the justice seat in Edinb'ro ' - money paid for rum and run silks .. Of course I ...
However , you know enough of ships , and what we want is a man with courage ,
of course , but also a man we can trust . Any of the Creoles would bolt into the
bush the moment they'd five dollars in hand . We'll pay you well ; a large share of
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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