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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I didn't much care about either party—I was looking out for romance—but I
inclined a little to the Separationists, because Macdonald, with whom I lived for
two years at Horton Pen, was himself a Separationist, in a cool Scotch sort of way
That resolved itself into a man slumbering in a wheelbarrow, his white face
turned up to the moon. A sort of buzz of voices came from above; then a man in
European clothes was silhouetted against the light in the doorway. He held a full
Romance reserved me for another fate, for another sort of captivity, for more than
one sort. 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, ...
On the whole, they weren't the sort of people that one would have chosen for
companions on a pleasure-trip. Major Cowper's wife lay all day in a deck chair,
alternately drawing to her and repulsing the whining little girl. The major talked to
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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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