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 moment after , the door opened once more and a young man came out to me ;
tall , slim , with very bright , very large black eyes aglow in an absolute pallor of
face . That was Carlos Riego . Well , that is my yesterday of romance , for the
... but , once in the hands of the smugglers , his cousin and Castro would be safe
enough from the runners ; it would have needed a troop of horse to take them .
The difficulty was that of late the smugglers themselves had become demoralized
He was in such a state of repentance and futter that he could not let me take a
decent farewell . The sound of the others ' horses had long died away down the
hill when he began to tell me what he ought to have done . “ I knew it at once after
he said once , and then stopped , looking at me with a certain tender irony . He
insisted , though , that his aged uncle was in need of him . As for Castro he and
his rags came out of a life of sturt and strife , and I hoped he might die by
He stopped at once . Through the scuttle of the half - deck we heard a hubbub of
voices , of people exchanging greetings , of Christian names called out joyously .
A tumultuous shuffling of feet went on continuously over our heads . The ship ...
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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