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"Young enough," came the low voice out of Mrs. Schom- berg's unmoved
physiognomy. Davidson, encouraged, remarked that he was sorry for her. He
was easily sorry for people. "Where did they go to from here?" he asked. "She did
not go ...
But, looking at the physiognomy above him on the wharf, he was obliged to
dismiss the notion of common, crude lunacy. It was truly most unusual talk. Then
he remembered—in his surprise he had lost sight of it— that Heyst now had a girl
So much for their eyes. As to the conversation, it had been perfectly insignificant,
because naturally they had nothing to say to each other. Heyst had been
interested by the girl's physiognomy. Its expression was neither simple nor yet
very clear ...
But nothing lasts in this world, at least without changing its physiognomy. So,
after a few weeks, Schomberg regained his outward calm, as if his indignation
had dried up within him. And it was time. He was becoming a bore with his
inability to ...
He was no great judge of physiognomy. Human beings, for him, were either the
objects of scandalous gossip or else the recipients of narrow strips of paper, with
proper bill-heads stating the name of his hotel.— "W. Schomberg, proprietor ...
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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