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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Standing there , in the midst of the whispering , bareheaded , kneeling , and
villainous crowd , I had a vivid vision of her pale , dim , pitiful face . . 190 Like a
shadow thrown from afar sheet upon a snowy 208 . . Allowed his head to drop on
The warm reflection of the light behind her , gilding the curve of her face from ear
to chin , lost itself in the shadows of black lace falling from dark hair that was not
quite black . She spoke as if the words clung to her lips ; as if she had to put them
The alternative would have been a shabby , ignominious life at Calais , in the
shadow of Brummel and such . My father used to sit all day by the fire , inscribing
“ ideas " every now and then in a pocket - book . I think he was writing an epic ...
We stood in a little slanting cutting in the shadow . A watery light before the
moon's rising slanted downwards from the hilltop along the opposite bank . We
stood in utter silence . " If you stir a hair , " my captor said coolly , “ I'll squeeze the
I knew it was the Free Traders from that ; for except between banks they kept to
the soft roadsides as if it were an article of faith . The noise of hoofs became that
of an army . The runners began to consult . The shadow called Thoms was ...
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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