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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I began to wonder what Rooksby would have thought of this sort of thing , to
wonder why Castro himself found it necessary to crouch for such a long time . Up
above , the hum of many people , still laughing , still talking , faded a little out of
He was so slow , so deliberate , that I own I began to wonder whether Carlos and
Castro were still on board . It seemed to be at least half an hour before
Macdonald cleared his throat , with a sound resembling the coughing of a
defective pump ...
I suppose I've said too much . Well , well ! You are going to denounce the senior
judge of the Marine Court of Havana as a pirate . I wonder who will believe you ! ”
He went behind the old Don's chair with the gliding motion of a Spanish lawyer ...
At once the aged , slightly mechanical voice of Don Balthasar rose thinly , putting
himself and his house at my disposition . The formality of movement , of voices ,
governed and checked the unbounded emotions of my wonder . The two ladies ...
It ended in a disaster , and a sense of wonder had been added to the mystery of
the fabulous Rio Medio organization . The Cuban authorities protested against
the warlike operations attempted in a friendly country ; at the same time , they had
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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