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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She spoke as if the words clung to her lips ; as if she had to put them forth
delicately for fear of damaging the frail things . She raised her long hand to a
white flower that clung above her ear like the pen of a clerk , and disappeared .
But for Ralph's fear for his neck , which had increased in value since its devotion
to Veronica , he would have squired his cousin . As it was , he fluttered round the
idea of letting me take his place . Finally he settled it ; and I embarked on a long ...
For fear of compromising him we waited in the shadow of trees a furlong or two
down the road . He came at a trot , gave me the letter , drew me aside , and
began upbraiding himself again . The others rode onwards . “ Oh , it's all right , " I
... they were said very earnestly . Castro had hauled the helpless form of old
Rangsley forward . I caught him muttering savagely : “ I could kill that old man ! ”
He did not want to be drowned ; neither assuredly did I. But it was not fear so
much as ...
He is as faithful as he is ugly , ” he said ; “ but I fear he has been a villain , too .
What do I know ? Over there in my uncle's town , there are some villains - you
know what I mean , one must not speak too loudly on this ship . There is a man
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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