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.
Then we came to a halt , and Rangsley called sharply from close to me : “ Now ,
you runners and you , John Kemp — here you be on the brink of eternity , above
the old quarry . There's a sheer drop of a hundred feet . We'll tie your legs and ...
I don't like your company , " he said close behind my ear . “ I know who they are .
There were bills out for them this morning . I'd blow them , and take the reward ,
but for you and Squahre Rooksby . They're handy with their knives , too , I fancy .
After all , we are kinsmen . I dare say you would give me a bed , " I went on . The
second mate was quite close to us then . Carlos looked at me with an expression
of affection that a little shamed my lightness of tone : “ I love you much more than
... had to close his ears and pretend not to hear . The planters had another
grievance - the pirates in the Gulf of Mexico . There was one in particular , a
certain El Demonio or Diableto , who practically sealed the Florida passage ; it
was hardly ...
Juan , it is not for myself , it is The young girl was pouring some drops from a
green phial into a silver goblet ; she passed close to us , and handed it to her
father , who had leant a little forward in his chair . Every movement of hers
affected me ...
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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