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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Having imperiously thrust the door of the inner room open , he remained
immovable , with no intention of entering , and called in a harsh , aged voice : “
Seņor Ramon ! Seņor Ramon ! ” and then twice : “ Seraphina - Seraphina ! ”
turning his ...
I remained alone . The blue bales and the white , and the great red oil jars
loomed in the dim light filtering through the jalousies out of the blinding sunlight
of Jamaica . A moment after , the door opened once more and a young man
came out to ...
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
to her father . Then she had married a good man in his way ; a good enough ...
Ralph remained lost in a kind of gloomy abstraction , while I went on worrying
him for Carlos ' address . Carlos is the only soul I know outside five miles from
here . Besides , he's friends in the Indies . That's where I want to go , and he
Jamaica was in those days — and remained for many years afterin the throes of a
question . The question was , of course , that of the abolition of slavery . The
planters as a rule were immensely rich and overbearing . They said , “ If 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