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Schomberg is an old member of my company. A very subordinate personage in
Lord Jim as far back as the year 1899, he became notably active in a certain
short story of mine published in 1902. Here he appears in a still larger part, true
to life ...
It was filled with tobacco smoke, the hum of voices, the rattling of dominoes and
the sounds of strident music. The orchestra was rather smaller than the one that
performed at Schomberg's hotel, had the air more of a family party than of an ...
The originator, it seems, was a certain Schomberg, a big, manly, bearded
creature of the Teutonic persuasion, with an ungovernable tongue which surely
must have worked on a pivot. Whether he was a Lieutenant of the Reserve, as he
Schomberg was the only one who resisted the infection. Big, manly in a portly
style, and profusely bearded, with a glass of beer in his thick paw, he would
approach some table where the topic of the hour was being discussed, would
listen for a ...
Schomberg couldn't forget Heyst. The keen, manly Teutonic creature was a good
hater. A fool often is. "Good evening, gentlemen. Have you got everything you
want? So! Good! You see? What was I always telling you? Aha! There was
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DanielSTJ - www.librarything.com
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cecrow - LibraryThing
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