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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There ! I say , Ralph , give me Carlos ' direction . I caught hold of his arm . “ I'll go
after him . He'd show me a little life . He said he would . ” Ralph remained lost in a
kind of gloomy abstraction , while I went on worrying him for Carlos ' address .
... into a noose ; that's what it comes to . Why , I may have to flee the country .
There's the red - breasts poking their noses into every cottage on the Ashford
road . ” He strode on again . A wisp of mist came stealing down the hill . “ I can't
give my ...
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
I dare say you would give me a bed , " I went on . The second mate was quite
close to us then . Carlos looked at me with an expression of affection that a little
shamed my lightness of tone : “ I love you much more than a kinsman , Juan , ” he
The caballero is pleased to give me credit for a very great knowledge . What
should I know of that town ? There are doubtless good men there and very
wicked , as in other towns . Who knows ? Your worship must ask the boats ' crews
that the ...
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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