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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Everything grew silent again , and I began to think I had missed my time . Down
below in the plain , a great way off , a dog was barking continuously . I moved
forward a few paces and whistled . The glow of adventure began to die away .
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
The approaching horses had turned off the turf on to the hard road ; the steps of
first one and then another sounded out down the silent hill . I knew it was the Free
Traders from that ; for except between banks they kept to the soft roadsides as if ...
I stumbled against a great , quiet farm horse . A continuous scuffling went on ; an
imperious voice cried , “ Hold your tongues , you fools ! Hold your tongues !
Someone else called : " Hear to Jack Rangsley . Hear to him ! ” There was a
We rode clattering aggressively through the silence of the long , narrow main
street . Every now and then Carlos Riego coughed lamentably , but Tomas
Castro rode in gloomy silence . There was a light here and there in a window ,
but not a ...
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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