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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Then for the first time I saw Seraphina , looking over her father's shoulder . 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 ...
... a man popular with all sorts , and in love with my sister Veronica from early
days . Veronica was very beautiful , and very gentle , and very kind ; tall , slim ,
with sloping white shoulders and long white arms , hair the color of amber , and
... heavily on the shoulder . “ All serene , my buck , " he said ; now let's see after
you . I've half an hour . What's the ship ? ” I was at a loss , but Carlos said out of
the darkness , “ The ship the Thames . My friend Seņor Ortiz , of the Minories ,
Carlos shrugged his shoulders . I suppose I had spoken with some animation . “
Ah , ” he said , with his air of great wisdom and varied experience , of
disillusionment , " it will be much the same as it has been at your home - after the
first days .
I had my back against the bulkhead , it felt very hard against my shoulder - blades
. I had no dread , only a sort of shrinking from the actual contact of the point , as
one shrinks from being tickled . I opened my mouth . I was going to shriek a last ...
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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