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The reader therefore won't be surprised to hear that one morning I was told
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
His nearest neighbour— I am speaking now of things showing some sort of
animation— was an indolent volcano which smoked faintly all day with its head
just above the northern horizon, and at night levelled at him, from amongst the
Torn and fluttering bills, intimating in heavy red capitals "Concerts every night,"
were stuck on the brick pillars on each side of the gateway. The walk had been
long and confoundedly sunny. Davidson stood wiping his wet neck and face on ...
Meantime Heyst and the girl were a good few miles away, having gone in the
night on board one of the Tes man schooners bound to the eastward. This was
known afterward from the Javanese boatmen whom Heyst hired for the purpose
He was vexed at being detected roaming like this in the middle of the night. Who
could that be? It never occurred to him that perhaps the girl, too, would not be
able to sleep. He advanced prudently. Then he saw the white, phantom-like ...
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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