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I don't mean the courage of self-assertion, eithei moral or physical, but the mere
way of it, the trick of the thing, the readiness of mind and the turn of the hand that
come without reflection and lead the man to excellence in life, in art, in crime, ...
Did he mean to frighten me? Or seduce me? Or astonish me? Or arouse my
admiration? All he did was to arouse my amused incredulity. As scoundrels go he
was far from being a bore. For the rest my innocence was so great then that I
It was not a mean store. But he never did that. Afraid of mosquitoes, very likely.
Neither was he ever tempted by the silence to address any casual remarks to the
companion glow of the volcano. He was not mad. Queer chap— yes, that may ...
This was one of those things that don't happen— unheard of things. He had no
real inkling of what it meant, till Heyst said definitely: "I can lend you the amount."
"You have the money?" whispered Morrison. "Do you mean here, in your pocket?
A gentleman would naturally shrink from the part of heavenly messenger that
Morrison would force upon him. It made Heyst uncomfortable, as it was. And
perhaps he did not care that it should be known that he had some means,
whatever they ...
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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