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.
But that far-off day of my romance, when from between the blue and white bales
in Don Ramon's darkened storeroom, at Kingston, I saw the door open before the
figure of an old man with the tired, long, white face, that day I am not likely to ...
I remember her face on that day; her eyes were gray—the gray of black, not of
blue. For a moment they looked me straight in the face, reflectively, unconcerned,
and then travelled to the spectacles of old Ramon. This glance—remember I was
My mother managed everything, leading an out-of-door life which gave her face
the colour of a wrinkled pippin. It was the face of a Roman mother, tightlipped,
brown-eyed, and fierce. You may understand the kind of woman she was from
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
Opposite him, with his aged face towards us, sat the old Don asleep in the high
chair. His delicate white hands lay along the arms, one of them holding a gold
vinaigrette; his black, silverheaded cane was between his silk-stockinged legs.
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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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