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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... 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 was something to remember .
She was the daughter of a Scottish earl who had ruined himself again and again .
He had been an inventor , a projector , and my mother had been a poor beauty ,
brought up on the farm we still lived on — the last rag of land that had remained ...
Ralph's land was just on the other side of the Street , and the shepherds on the
downs used to see of nights a dead - andgone Rooksby , Sir Peter that was , ride
upon it past the quarry with his head under his arm . I don't think I believed in him
Besides he did not know the lie of the land , and believed the Free Traders were
mere bogeys . “ They'll never touch us , " Lillywhite grumbled . " We've a warrant
King's name . He was flashing his lanthorn aimlessly up the hill . “ Besides , " he ...
It was enough for me to sail in and out of the patches of shadow that fell from the
moon right above our heads . We embarked , and , as we drew further out , the
land turned to a shadow , spotted here and there with little lights . Behind us a
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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