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He turned his back on me and walked out of the room. It was in a little hotel in the
Island of St. Thomas in the West Indies (in the year '75) where we found him one
hot afternoon extended on three chairs, all alone in the loud buzzing of flies to ...
Thus, unchecked by any sort of self- consciousness, Heyst walked up the central
passage. Several of the women, by this time, had found anchorage here and
there among the occupied tables. They talked to the men, leaning on their elbows
He had walked almost unwittingly into the straggling group of Zangiacomo's
performers. It was a shock to him, on coming out of his brown study, to find the girl
so near him, as if one waking suddenly should see the figure of his dream turned
And the contrast with the feminine form he had ever in his mind's eye made his
wife's appearance painful to his esthetic sense. Schomberg walked about
swearing and fuming for the purpose of screwing his courage up to the sticking
Mrs. Schomberg had disappeared, as usual, between ten and eleven.
Schomberg walked about slowly, in and out of the room and the verandah,
thoughtful, waiting for his two guests to go to bed. Then suddenly he approached
them, militarily, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DanielSTJ - www.librarything.com
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cecrow - www.librarything.com
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