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... but more as if communing in a low voice with his familiar devil. Now and then
he would give me a glance and make the hairs of his stiff little moustache stir
quaintly. His eyes were green, and to this day every cat I see reminds me of the
It was filled with tobacco smoke, the hum of voices, the rattling of dominoes and
the sounds of strident music. The orchestra was rather smaller than the one that
performed at Schomberg's hotel, had the air more of a family party than of an ...
... on such slight evidence that the voice was very charming and when the
performers resumed their seats I shifted my position slightly in order not to have
that particular performer hidden from me by the little man with the beard who
Yet I saw plainly poor "dreamy innocence" rub gently the affected place as she
filed off with the other performers down the middle aisle between the marble
tables in the uproar of voices, the rattling of dominoes, through a blue
atmosphere of ...
"Facts," broke in Heyst in his courtly voice. There's nothing worth knowing but
facts. Hard facts I Facts alone, Mr. Tesman." I don't know if old Tesman agreed
with him or not, but he must have spoken about it, because, for a time, our man
got the ...
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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