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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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 ...
Come along , " Rangsley said , leading me gently enough to the road , which was
five steps behind . “ It's all a joke , " he snarled . " A pretty bad one for those
catchpolls . Hear ' em groan . The drop's not two feet . ” We made a few paces
He went back a step or two , flourished his arm , beat his chest , and turned
furiously upon Carlos . “ He will get us murdered , " he said . " Do you think we
are safe here ? If these people here heard that name they wouldn't wait to ask
who your ...
Carlos placed his foot on the steps , preparing to follow him . He turned his head
round towards me , his hand extended , a smile upon his lips . Juan , " he said , “
let us not quarrel . You are very young ; you cannot understand these things ...
He was talking to the editor of the Buckatoro Journal — the man from next door —
and to another who had , whilst I walked lazily across the blazing square , ridden
furiously up to the steps of the arcade . The rider was talking to both of them ...
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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