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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He had been a prisoner at the time—he had died in Spain, I think. When Ralph
made the grand tour, he had made the acquaintance of his Spanish relations; he
used to talk about them, the Riegos, and Veronica used to talk of what he said of
He began to talk in an everyday voice about his plans. An uncle was going to
meet him, and to house him for a day or two before he went to the barracks. "
Mebbe we'll meet again," he said. "I'll be here many years, I think." He shouldered
He was always ready to help me, and as ready to talk, saying that he had an
immense respect for my relations, the Riegos. That was how, at the end of my
second year in the island, I had come to talking to him. The stage should have
His dark eyes searched my face, and it came disagreeably into my head that he
was playing some part; that his talk was delusive, his anger feigned; that,
perhaps, he still suspected me of being a Separationist. He went on talking about
The major talked to me about the scandals with which the world was filled, and
kept a suspicious eye upon his wife. He spent the morning in shaving what part of
his face his white whiskers did not cover, the afternoon in enumerating to me the
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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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