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It is only when the catastrophe matches the natural obscurity of our fate that even
the best representative of the race is liable to lose his detachment. It is very
obvious that on the arrival of the gentlemanly Mr. Jones, the single- minded
The same observation will apply mutatis mutandis to Mr. Jones, who is built on a
much slenderer connection. Mr. Jones (or whatever his name was) did not drift
away from me. He turned his back on me and walked out of the room. It was in a ...
Mr. Jones's characteristic insolence belongs to another man of a quite different
type. I will say nothing as to the origins of his mentality because I don't intend to
make any damaging admissions. It so happened that the very same year Ricardo
"My name? Oh, plain Mr. Jones— put that down— a gentleman at large. And this
is Ricardo." The pock-marked man, lying prostrate in another long chair, made a
grimace, as if something had tickled the end of his nose, but did not come out of ...
The offhand, hard manner and the contemptuous tone of "plain Mr. Jones"
disconcerted Schomberg utterly. He had never been spoken to like this in his life.
He shook his head in silence and withdrew, not exactly scared— though he was
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Conrad managed to develop characters, imperfect, that all drove themselves forward on their own agendas to the story's conclusion- facilitating and enabling it along the way. He manages to keep the ... Read full review
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In the first part we get an outsider's view of Axel Heyst's character, actions and motives without being certain who he is or what actually drives him. I found this off-putting until the second part ... Read full review