Immerse yourself in a world devised by two masters of twentieth century fiction, Joseph Conrad and Ford Maddox Ford. Second in a series of three collaborations between the two writers, Romance combines elements of high-seas adventure with a touching love story.
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... even in that gloomy place. The young girl was sitting with her hands to her
temples and her elbows on the long table, minutely examining the
motionlessness of a baby lizard, a tiny thing 109 Chapter Three.
It came to a halt, and I made out the figure of a girl leaning across a table and
looking upwards. There was a click of glass, and then a great blaze of light
created a host of shining things; a glitter of gilded carvings, red velvet couches, a
And my imagination had been captured, enslaved already by the image of that
young girl who had called me her English cousin, the girl with the lizard, the girl
with the dagger! And with every word she uttered romance itself, if I had only
He was a Major Cowper, retiring from a West Indian regiment, and had with him
his wife and a disagreeable little girl, with a yellow pigtail and a bony little chest
and arms. On the whole, they weren't the sort of people that one would have ...
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I cannot believe that a famous writer -or two could have written this absurd incoherent tale with a sea captain with no sense of responsibility,a hero who can be relie4d on to do thw wrong thing and a completely colorless heroine nothing is lacking to make the perusal of this novel arduous and unrewarding.
PART FOURTH BLADE AND GUITAR
PART FIFTH THE LOT OF MAN