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He was not the whole Heyst of course; he is only the physical and moral
foundation of my Heyst laid on the ground of a short acquaintance. That it was
short was certainly not my fault, for he had charmed me by the mere amenity of
As it fell calm in the course of the afternoon and continued calm during all that
night and the terrible, flaming day, the late "Rich man" had to be thrown
overboard at sunset, though as a matter of fact we were in sight of the low,
It became manifest to me less than two minutes after I had set eyes on him for the
first time, and though immensely surprised of course I didn't stop to think it out. I
took the nearest short cut— through the wall. This bestial apparition and a certain
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 ...
She s not only my livelihood; she's my life. So he has hatched this pretty little plot
with the chief of the customs. The sale, of course, will be a farce. There's no one
here to bid. He will get the brig for a song— no, not even that— a line of a song.
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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
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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