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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This glance - remember I was young on that day — had been enough to set me
wondering what they were thinking of me ; what they could have seen of me . “
But there he is — your Seņor Ramon , " she said to her father , as if she were ...
First there was Rooksby : a pleasant , well - spoken , amiable young squire of the
immediate neighborhood ; young Sir Ralph , a man popular with all sorts , and in
love with my sister Veronica from early days . Veronica was very beautiful , and ...
Tis the young ' un , " he grunted , after a moment . " Read the warrant , Thoms . '
My captor began to fumble in his pocket , pulled out a paper , and bent down into
the light . Suddenly he paused and looked up at me . “ This aint - Mr . Lillywhite , I
Young Kemp's mother's a bad ' un . An informer he is . Up with ' em ! ” I was
pulled down on my knees , then thrust forward , and then left to myself while they
rushed to bonnet Lillywhite . I stumbled against a great , quiet farm horse .
Oh , let the young blade rip about the world for a year or two , squire , ”
Rangsley's voice said from behind us . In the end Ralph let me go with Carlos —
actually across the sea , and to the West Indies . I begged and implored him ; it
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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