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 other hand paused in the act of conveying a pinch of snuff to the nostrils of
the hooked nose that had , on the skin stretched tight over the bridge , the polish
of old ivory ; the elbow pressing the black cocked hat against the side ; the legs ...
Ralph's land was just on the other side of the Street , and the shepherds on the
downs used to see of nights a dead - andgone Rooksby , Sir Peter that was , ride
upon it past the quarry with his head under his arm . I don't think I believed in him
A side door opened , and I saw into a lighted room filled with wreaths of smoke .
A paunchy man in a bob wig , with a blue coat and Windsor buttons , holding a
churchwarden pipe in his right hand and a pewter quart in his left , came towards
His head was knotted a red , white - spotted handkerchief ; his grizzled beard
was tangled ; he wore a black and rusty cloak , ragged at the edges , and his feet
were often bare ; at his side would lie his wooden right hand . As a rule , the
Then it rumbled out some remarks about “ pirates , vermin , coast of Cuba . "
Carlos came to the side , and looked after the man - of - war in the distance . “
You could help us , " I heard him mutter . & है CHAPTER V T HERE was a lad
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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