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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She spoke as if the words clung to her lips ; as if she had to put them forth
delicately for fear of damaging the frail things . She raised her long hand to a
white flower that clung above her ear like the pen of a clerk , and disappeared .
I , born with my century , was familiar with these things ; but my mother forbade
my meddling with them . I expect she knew enough herself — all the resident
gentry did . But Ralph -though he was to some extent of the new school , and
used to ...
The thing seemed incredible to me . Here was an adventure , and I was shocked
to see that Rooksby was in a pitiable state about it . But , Ralph , ” I said , “ I would
help Carlos . " " Oh , you , ” he said fretfully . “ You want to run your head into a ...
At the steep of the hill the men and horses came into sight against the white sky ,
a confused crowd of ominous things . “ Turn that lanthorn off'n me , ” the
horseman said . “ Don't you see you frighten my horse ? Now , boys , get round
CHAPTER III T \ HE spirit of the age has changed ; everything has changed so
utterly that one can hardly believe in the existence of one's earlier self . But I can
still remember how , at that moment , I made the acquaintance of my heart - 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