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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... helping malefactors out of the country as for running goods in ; so it came
about that we used to have coiners and forgers , murderers and French spies - all
sorts of malefactors — hiding in our straw throughout the day , waiting for the
We stood waiting silently for an eternity , as one waits for a hare to break covert
before the beaters . From down the long hill came a small sound of horses ?
hoofs — a sound like the beating of the heart , intermittent — a muffled thud on
Rangsley was waiting to conduct us into the town , where we should find a man
to take us three fugitives out to the expected ship . We rode clattering
aggressively through the silence of the long , narrow main street . Every now and
then Carlos ...
Shrieks came from the interior of the carriage , and from the waiting negresses . I
saw three men were falling upon a little thing like a damaged cat . I couldn't stand
that , come what might of it . I ran hastily up the steps , hoping to be able to ...
Every movement of hers affected me with an intimate joy ; it was as if I had been
waiting to see just that carriage of the neck , just that proud glance from the eyes ,
just that droop of eyelashes upon the cheeks , for years and years . " No , I shall ...
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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