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As it fell calm in the course of the afternoon and continued calm during all that
night and the terrible, flaming day, the late "Rich man" had to be thrown
overboard at sunset, though as a matter of fact we were in sight of the low,
Having got a clear line of sight I naturally (being idle) continued to look at the girl
through all the second part of the programme. The shape of her dark head
inclined over the violin was fascinating, and, while resting between the pieces of
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 from one gentleman listening to another, was what he
He had become invisible, as in those early days when he used to make a bolt
clear out of sight in his attempts to break away from the enchantment of "these
isles," either in the direction of New Guinea or in the direction of Saigon— to ...
The sight of his kind was not invincibly odious to him. We must believe this, since
for some reason or other he did come out from his retreat for a while. Perhaps it
was only to see whether there were any letters for him at the Tes mans. I don't ...
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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