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It was the last literary thought which had occurred to me before the doors of the
Temple of Janus flying open with a crash shook the minds, the hearts, the
consciences of men all over the world. Such coincidence could not be treated
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, ...
Often in the course of years an expressed sentiment, the particular sense of a
phrase heard casually, would recall him to my mind so that I have fastened on to
him many words heard on other men's lips and belonging to other men's less ...
These manifestations shook the soberest minds. For a time everybody in the
islands was talking of the Tropical Belt Coal, and even those who smiled quietly
to themselves were only hiding their uneasiness. Oh, yes; it had come, and
His head being full of Heyst, it occurred to him that she might be aware of other
facts. This was a very amazing discovery to any one who looked at Mrs.
Schomberg. Nobody had ever suspected her of having a mind, I mean even a
little of it ...
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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 - www.librarything.com
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