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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It seemed unjust that she would go out into the great world -- to Bath , to Brighton
, should see the Prince Regent and the great fights on Hounslow Heath - whilst I
was to remain forever a farmer's boy . That afternoon I was upstairs , looking at ...
The thing seemed incredible to me . Here was an adventure , and I was shocked
to see that Rooksby was in a pitiable state about it . But , Ralph , ” I said , “ I would
help Carlos . " " Oh , you , ” he said fretfully . “ You want to run your head into a ...
He seemed ready to tear his hair , and then I put in my say . He needed a little
persuasion , though , in spite of Veronica . I should have to meet Carlos Riego
and Castro in a little firwood above the quarry , in half an hour's time . All I had to
It seemed an abominable episode , a piece of bad faith on the part of fate . I ought
to have been exempt from these sordid haps , but the man's hot leathery hand on
my throat was like a foretaste of the other collar . And I was horribly afraid ...
... but I accepted their relationship without in the least understanding how Carlos ,
with his fine grain , his high soul — I gave him credit for a high soul — could put
up with the squalid ferocity with which I credited Castro . It seemed to hang in 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