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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... a good skin , tanned by the weather , good teeth , and brown eyes . I had not
had a very happy life , and I had lived shut in on myself , thinking of the wide
world beyond my reach , that seemed to hold out infinite possibilities of 4
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 ...
... my heart began to beat softly and insistently - out of sympathy . Suddenly , from
the deep shadow of the cloud above the sea , a yellow light flashed silently out —
very small , very distant , very short - lived . Rangsley heaved a deep sigh and ...
A thing that was “ unnatural " to Jack Rangsley — the man of darkness , who lived
forever as if in the shadow of the gallowswas a thing to be avoided . He was for
me nearly as romantic a figure as Carlos himself , but for his forbidding darkness
But he , at least , if we went down together , would go gallantly , and without
complaint , at the end of a life with associations , movements , having lived and
regretted . I should disappear ingloriously on the very threshold . Castro ,
standing up ...
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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