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.
The warm reflection of the light behind her , gilding the curve of her face from ear
to chin , lost itself in the shadows of black lace falling from dark hair that was not
quite black . She spoke as if the words clung to her lips ; as if she had to put them
I was being arrested . .. “ In the King's name . It was a most sudden catastrophe .
A hand was clutching my windpipe . · Don't you so much as squeak , Mr. Castro , "
a voice whispered in my ear . . The lanthorn light suddenly died out , and I ...
A horseman , cloaked and muffled to the ears , trotted warily towards us . “ What's
up ? " he hailed from a matter of ten yards . " What are you showing that glim for ?
Anything wrong below ? " The runners kept silence ; we heard the click of a ...
The sound of heavy horses at a jolting trot came to our ears . “ We're in for it , "
Lillywhite grunted . “ D -n this county of Kent . ” Thoms never loosed his hold of
my collar . At the steep of the hill the men and horses came into sight against the
A hubbub of assent and dissent went up ; then the crowd became unanimous .
Rangsley slipped from his horse . Blindfold ' em , lads , " he cried , and turned me
sharply round . " Don't struggle , " he whispered in my ear ; his silk handkerchief ...
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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