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NOTE TO THE FIRST EDITION The last word of this novel was written on the 29th
of May, 1914. And that last word was the single word of the title. Those were the
times of peace. Now that the moment of publication approaches I have been ...
... brave words expressing the truth of an indomitable faith could not but feel the
edge of a sharp knife at its throat. The unchanging Man of history is wonderfully
adaptable cloth by.
Often in the course of years an expressed sentiment, the particular sense of a
phrase heard casually, would recall him to my mind so that I have fastened on to
him many words heard on other men's lips and belonging to other men's less ...
Upon my word, the only thing I heard him say which might have had a bearing on
the point was his invitation to old McNab himself. Turning with that finished
courtesy of attitude, movement, voice, which was his obvious characteristic, he
Most of the places he traded with were unknown not only to geography but also
to the traders' special lore which is transmitted by word of mouth, without
ostentation, and forms the stock of mysterious local knowledge. It was hinted also
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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