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It was a girl. Her detachment from her task seems to me now to have equalled or
even surpassed Heyst's aloofness from all the mental degradations to which a
man's intelligence is exposed in its way through life. Silent and wide-eyed she ...
It may have been playfulness, yet the girl jumped up as if she had been stung by
a wasp. It may have been playfulness. Yet I saw plainly poor "dreamy innocence"
rub gently the affected place as she filed off with the other performers down the ...
Whenever a coast village sighted the brig it would begin to beat all its gongs and
hoist all its streamers, and all its girls would put flowers in their hair and the crowd
would line the river bank, and Morrison would beam and glitter at all this ...
Joseph Conrad. "piazza." It paused, then went on in the same low pitch: "There
was even one English girl." "Poor devil!" said Davidson. "I suppose these women
are not much better than slaves really. Was that fellow with the dyed beard
Running off with a casual orchestra girl! "You might have knocked me down with
a feather," Davidson told us some time afterward. By then he was taking an
indulgent view of both the parties to that amazing transaction. First of all, on
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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