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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Carlos is the only soul I know outside five miles from here . Besides , he's friends
in the Indies . That's where I want to go , and he could give me a cast . You
remember what Tomas Castro said . Rooksby came to a sudden halt , and began
There was a light here and there in a window , but not a soul stirring abroad . On
the blind of an inn the shadow of a bearded man held the shadow of a rummer to
its mouth . “ That ' ll be my uncle , " Rangsley said . " He'll be the man to do your ...
Castro I detested ; 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
It was noticeable because Castro held aloof from every other soul on board .
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
Do you know , young caballero , that I have been a prisoner of war in your
country , and am acquainted with Londres ? I was chaplain of the ship San José
at the battle of Trafalgar . On my soul , it is , indeed , a blessed , fertile country ,
full of ...
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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