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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When Ralph was displeased with this Spanish connection he used to swear that
Carlos had cut a throat or taken a purse . At other times he used to say that it was
a political matter . In fine , Carlos had the hospitality of the Priory , and the title of ...
... Free Trader - never did , as a matter of fact , or not for many years , Carlos ,
then , Rooksby's Spanish kinsman , had come PART FIRST 7.
he hailed from a matter of ten yards . " What are you showing that glim for ?
Anything wrong below ? " The runners kept silence ; we heard the click of a pistol
lock . “ In the king's name , " Lillywhite shouted , " get off that nag and lend a hand
And , as a matter of fact , that was the smugglers ' ferocious idea of humor . They
would hang any undesirable man , like these runners , whom it would make too
great a stir to murder outright , over the edge of a low bank , and swear to him that
As a matter of fact , Ralph , after having egged me on , in the intention of staying
at home , had had qualms of conscience , and had come to the quarry . It was he
who had cried the watchword , “ Snuff and enough , " and who had held the ...
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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