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... without any particular emotion by the padrone of the schooner that the "Rich
man" down there was dead: He had died in the night. I don't remember ever
being so moved by the desolate end of a complete stranger. I looked down the
He was tall and lantern-jawed, and clean-shaven, and looked like a barrister who
had thrown his wig to the dogs. We used to remonstrate with him: "You will never
see any of your advances if you go on like this, Morrison." He would put on a ...
Being hailed across the street he looked up with a wild worried expression. He
was really in trouble. He had come the week before into Delli, and the
Portuguese authorities, on some pretence of irregularity in his papers, had
inflicted a fine ...
He looked already gone to the bad, past redemption. The sight was shocking to
Heyst; but he let nothing of it appear in his bearing, concealing his impression
under that consummate good-society manner of his. Polite attention, what's due ...
He looked with sudden disfavour at that noble forehead, at those great martial
moustaches, at the tired eyes of the man sitting opposite him. Who the devil was
he? What was he, Morrison, doing there, talking like this? Morrison knew no more
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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