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.
I remember the chilly smell of the typical West Indian store , the indescribable
smell of damp gloom , of locos , of pimento , of olive oil , of new sugar , of new
rum ; the glassy double sheen of Ramon's great spectacles , the piercing eyes in
I remember her face of that day ; her eyes were gray — the gray of black , not of
blue . For a moment they looked me straight in the face , reflectively ,
unconcerned , and then traveled to the spectacles of old Ramon . This glance -
remember I ...
white arms , hair the color of amber , and startled blue eyes — a good mate for
Rooksby . Rooksby had foreign relations , too . The uncle from whom he inherited
the Priory had married a Riego , a Castilian , during the Peninsular war . He had
A shaft of blazing yellow light darted from the level of the ground into my dazed
eyes . A man sprang at me and thrust something cold and knobby into my
neckcloth . The light continued to blaze into my eyes ; it moved upwards and
shone on a ...
He had had me tied up like that before the runners ' eyes in order to take their
suspicions off me . He had made a pretense to murder me with the same idea .
But he didn't believe they were taken in . “ There'll be warrants out before
morning , if ...
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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