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 made Veronica laugh , and even drew a grim smile from my mother ; but it gave
Ralph bad moments . How he came into these parts was a little of a mystery .
When Ralph was displeased with this Spanish connection he used to swear that
To me his words and his smile seemed to imply a bitter irony ; but they were said
very earnestly . Castro had hauled the helpless form of old Rangsley forward . I
caught him muttering savagely : “ I could kill that old man ! ” He did not want to be
I asked him one day , “ But why do you go to Jamaica at all if you are bound for
Cuba ? ” . . 0 He looked at me , smiling a little mournfully . PART FIRST 29.
He looked at me , smiling a little mournfully . “ Ah , Juan mio , " he said , “ Spain is
not like your England , unchanging and stable . The party who reign to - day do
not love me , and they are masters in Cuba as in Spain . But in his province my ...
Carlos answered me with one of his nervous and angry smiles . “ Ah , Juan mine ,
do not ask too many questions ! I wish you could come with me all the way , but I
cannot tell you all I know . I do not even myself know all . It seems that the man ...
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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