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... "accepted the Omen." The second point on which I wish to offer a remark is the
existence (in the novel) of a person named Schomber That I believe him to be
true goes without saying. I 1 Viii NOTE TO THE FIRST EDITION not likely to offer.
I never saw him again because I believe he went straight on board a mail-boat
which left within the hour for other ports of call in the direction of Aspinall. Mr.
Jones's characteristic insolence belongs to another man of a quite different type.
... place as she filed off with the other performers down the middle aisle between
the marble tables in the uproar of voices, the rattling of dominoes, through a blue
atmosphere of tobacco smoke. I believe that those people left the town next day.
It is the reason, I believe, why some people allude to coal as "black diamonds."
Both these commodities represent wealth; but coal is a much less portable form
of property. There is, from that point of view, a deplorable lack of concentration in
According to the unnatural mysteries of the financial world, the T. B. C.
Company's capital having evaporated in the course of two years, the company
went into liquidation—forced, I believe, not voluntary. There was nothing forcible
in the ...
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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