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For the most part he lay on deck aft as it were at my feet, and raising himself from
time to time on his elbow would talk about himself and go on talking, not exactly
to me or even at me (he would not even look up but kept his eyes fixed on the ...
... men in reputable business offices where he had his entree as a person who
came out East with letters of introduction— and modest letters of credit, too- some
years before these coal-outcrops began to crop up in his playfully courteous talk.
Would you have any objection to drink something with me in that infamous wine-
shop over there? The sun is really too strong to talk in the street." The haggard
Morrison followed obediently into a sombre, cool hovel which he would have ...
... guard had been removed, Morrison— who, besides being a gentleman, was
also an honest fellow— began to talk about repayment. He knew very well his
inability to lay by any sum of money. It was partly the fault of circumstances and
The Government cancelled those famous contracts. The talk died out, and
presently it was remarked here and there that Heyst had faded completely away.
He had become invisible, as in those early days when he used to make a bolt
clear out ...
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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