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... mature, bad-tempered woman at the piano might have been her mother,
though there was not the slightest resemblance between them. All I am certain of
in their personal relation to each other is that cruel pinch on the upper part of the
... outlying part of his enchanted circle that he was nearly forgotten before he
swam into view again in a native proa full of Goram vagabonds, burnt black by
the sun, very lean, his hair much thinned, and a portfolio of sketches under his
He touched the stuff hanging over his arm. "An Indian thing, I believe," he added,
glancing at his arm sideways. "It isn't of particular value," said Davidson truthfully.
"Very likely. The point is that it belongs to Schomberg's wife. That Schomberg ...
The small platform was filled with white muslin dresses and crimson sashes
slanting from shoulders provided with bare arms, which sawed away without
respite. Zangiacomo conducted. He wore a white mess-jacket, a black dress
In the quick time of that music, in the varied, piercing clamour of the strings, in the
movements of the bare arms, in the low dresses, the coarse faces, the stony eyes
of the executants, there was a suggestion of brutality— something cruel, ...
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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