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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Rangsley took hold of a piece of wainscoting , part of the frame of a panel ; he
pulled it towards him , and , at the same moment , a glazed show - case full of
razors and brushes swung noiselessly forward with an effect of the supernatural .
... an incredible squint — a squint that gave the idea that he was performing some
tortuous and defiant feat with the muscles of his neck . He maintained an air of
distrustful inscrutability . The hand which took my letter was very large , very white
A large soft bundle of bedding nearly took me off my legs . There wasn't room for
emotion . Macdonald laid about him with the handle of the umbrella a few inches
from the deck ; but the passage that he made for himself closed behind him .
Dark blue circles took away from the blackness and sparkle of his eyes . And he
coughed , and coughed . He put his arm affectionately round my shoulders and
said , “ How splendid to see you again , my Juan . ” His eyes had affection in
He took an air of businesslike candor . “ You can help us , and we you ; we could
do without you better than you without us . Our undertaking — there's big names
in it , just as in the Free Trading you know so well , don't be He exsaying you ...
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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