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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When Ralph made the grand tour , he had made the acquaintance of his Spanish
relations ; he used to talk about them , the Riegos , and Veronica used to talk of
what he said of them until they came to stand for Romance , the romance of the ...
Hey , John - John Kemp ; come down , I say ! ” I started away from the glass as if I
had been taken in an act of folly . Rooksby was ficking his leg with his switch in
the doorway , at the bottom of the narrow Aight of stairs . He wanted to talk to me
An answer came from the black shadow of a clump of roadside elms . I made out
the forms of three or four horses standing with their heads together . Come along
, " Rangsley said ; “ up with you . We'll talk as we go . ” Someone helped me into ...
There was nothing to be done but talk and wait . " No ; England , " he answered in
a tone full of meaning .--things in England - people there . One person at least . ”
To me his words and his smile seemed to imply a bitter irony ; but they were ...
The other passengers he discountenanced by a certain coldness of manner that
made me ashamed of talking to them . I respected him so ; he was so wonderful
to me then . Castro I detested ; but I accepted their relationship without in the
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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