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For the most part he lay on deck aft as it were at my feet, and raising himself from
time to time on his elbow would talk about himself and go on talking, not exactly
to me or even at me (he would not even look up but kept his eyes fixed on the ...
in a row at least two feet high. These were the initials of the Tropical Belt Coal
Company, his employers— his late employers, to be precise. According to the
unnatural mysteries of the financial world, the T. B. C. Company's capital having ...
... drink, to get the Chinaman out of the room, and then seized the parcel, which
was reposing on a chair near him, and with no more than a mutter— "This is
something of yours"— he rammed it swiftly into a recess in the counter, at her feet
When the piece of music came to an end, the relief was so great that he felt
slightly dizzy, as if a chasm of silence had yawned at his feet. When he raised his
eyes, the audience, most perversely, was exhibiting signs of animation and
interest in ...
Her feet, in low white shoes, were crossed prettily. She had captured Heyst's
awakened faculty of observation; he had the sensation of a new experience. That
was because his faculty of observation had never before been captured by any ...
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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