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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On the blind of an inn the shadow of a bearded man held the shadow of a
rummer to its mouth. "That'll be my uncle," Rangsley said. "He'll be the man to do
your errand." He called to one of the men behind. "Here, Joe Pilcher, do you go
It was enough for me to sail in and out of the patches of shadow that fell from the
moon right above our heads. We embarked, and, as we drew further out, the land
turned to a shadow, spotted here and there with little lights. Behind us a cock ...
A mass of objects, picked out with white globes, loomed in the high shadow of the
inn, standing motionless. They resolved themselves into a barouche, with four
horses steaming a great deal, and an army of negresses with bandboxes on their
I looked at him; he was worn to a shadow—a shadow with dark wistful eyes. "I
don't understand you," I faltered. The old man stirred, opened his lids, and put a
gold vinaigrette to his nostrils. "Of course I shall not denounce O'Brien," I said. "I,
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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.
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