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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Well , that is my yesterday of romance , for the many things that have passed
between those times and now have become dim or have gone out of my mind .
And my day before yesterday was the day on which I , at twenty - two , stood
looking at ...
Carlos , then , Rooksby's Spanish kinsman , had come and gone , and I envied
him his going , with his air of mystery , to some far - off lawless adventures —
perhaps over there in Spain , where there were war and rebellion . Shortly
That he had gone to Russia at the tail of the Grande Armee , one could not help
believing . He had been most likely in the grand army of sutlers and camp -
followers . He could talk convincingly of the cold , and of the snows and his
It stirred unknown depths of emotion in I would have gone with him , then , had he
asked me . One day , " he repeated , with an extraordinary cadence of tone . His
hand was grasping mine ; it thrilled me like a woman's ; he stood shaking it very ...
He pretends fuis nerve's gone ; he was a devil among tailors for a time , but he's
taken to crying now . It was when your blundering old admiral's boats had to be
beaten off that his zeal cooled . He thinks the British Government will rise in its ...
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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