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AUTHORS NOTE On approaching the task of writing this Note for "Victory" the
first thing I am conscious of is the actual nearness of the book, its nearness to me
personally, to the vanished mood in which it was written and to the mixed feelings
It is all a matter of proportion, There should have been a remedy for that sort of
thing, And yet there is no remedy. Behind this minute instance of life's hazards
Heyst sees the power of blind destiny. Besides, Heyst in his fine detachment had
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
This was one of those things that don't happen— unheard of things. He had no
real inkling of what it meant, till Heyst said definitely: "I can lend you the amount."
"You have the money?" whispered Morrison. "Do you mean here, in your pocket?
But soon people found other things to say of Heyst; not long afterward he came
very much to the fore in larger affairs. He blossomed out into something definite.
He filled the public eye as the manager on the spot of the Tropical Belt Coal ...
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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