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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The door , petulantly thrust inwards , struck against some barrels . I remember the
rattling of the bolts on that door , and the tall figure that appeared there , snuffbox
in hand . In that land of white clothes , that precise , ancient , Castilian in black ...
The light continued to blaze into my eyes ; it moved upwards and shone on a red
waistcoat dashed with gilt buttons . I was being arrested . .. “ In the King's name .
It was a most sudden catastrophe . A hand was clutching my windpipe . · Don't ...
I was like a confounded rabbit in their hands . One of them had his fist on my
collar and jerked me out upon the hard road . We rolled down the embankment ,
but he was on the top . It seemed an abominable episode , a piece of bad faith on
The runners were seized ; several hands caught at me . It was impossible to ... I
saw a hand light a torch at the lanthorn , and the crowd of faces , the muddle of
limbs , the horses ' heads , and the quiet trees above , flickered into sight . “ Don't
... his silk handkerchief came cool across my eyelids . I felt hands fumbling with a
knot at the back of my head . ... The hand left my arm ; there was a pause in the
motion of the procession . I caught a moment's sound of whispering . Then a new
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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