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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I remember the chilly smell of the typical West Indian store , the indescribable
smell of damp gloom , of locos , of pimento , of olive oil , of new sugar , of new
rum ; the glassy double sheen of Ramon's great spectacles , the piercing eyes in
I remember her face of that day ; her eyes were gray — the gray of black , not of
blue . For a moment they looked me straight in the face , reflectively ,
unconcerned , and then traveled to the spectacles of old Ramon . This glance -
remember I ...
You are to remember that I knew nothing whatever of that great world . I had
never been further away from our farm than just to Canterbury school , to Hythe
market , to Romney market . Our farm nestled down under the steep , brown
Besides , he's friends in the Indies . That's where I want to go , and he could give
me a cast . You remember what Tomas Castro said . Rooksby came to a sudden
halt , and began furiously to switch his corded legs . “ Curse Carlos , and his ...
... has changed so utterly that one can hardly believe in the existence of one's
earlier self . But I can still remember how , at that moment , I made the
acquaintance of my heart - a thing that bounded and leapt within my chest , a little
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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