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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Someone else called : " Hear to Jack Rangsley . Hear to him ! ” There was a
silence . 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
A pretty bad one for those catchpolls . Hear ' em groan . The drop's not two feet . ”
We made a few paces down the road ; the pitiful voices of the runners crying for
help came plainly to my ears . You — they — aren't murdering them ? ” I asked .
He is a very old man , I hear , " Carlos said— " a little doting , and having need of
me . " There were all the elements of romance about Carlos ' story-except the
actual discomforts of the ship in which we were sailing . He himself had never
I could hear the talking and laughing that went on under the break of the poop .
Two women were kissing , with little cries , near the hatchway . I could hear them
distinctly . Tomas Castro dropped his ragged cloak with a grandiose gesture .
... had to close his ears and pretend not to hear . The planters had another
grievance - the pirates in the Gulf of Mexico . There was one in particular , a
certain El Demonio or Diableto , who practically sealed the Florida passage ; it
was hardly ...
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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