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" I don't know why - a queer feeling came to me that I was an impostor: Odd thing that I, who used to clear out for any part of the world at twenty-four hours... "
Imperial Desire: Dissident Sexualities and Colonial Literature - Page 153
by Philip Holden, Richard R. Ruppel
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The Living Age, Volume 225

1900
...world at twentyfour hours' notice, with less thought than most men give to the crossing of a street had a moment, I won't say of hesitation, but of startled pause, before this most commonplace affair. The best way I can explain It to you is by saying that for a second or two...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 165

England - 1899
...world at twenty -four hours' notice, with less thought than most men give to the crossing of a street, had a moment — I won't say of hesitation, but of...were about to set off for the centre of the earth. " I left in a French steamer, and she called in every blamed port they have out there, for, as far...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 381 pages
...world at twenty-four hours' notice, with less thought than most men give to the crossing of a street, had a moment — I won't say of hesitation, but of...or two, I felt as though, instead of going to the center of a continent, I were about to set off for the center of the earth. " I left in a French steamer,...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 381 pages
...thought than most men give to the crossing of a street, had a moment — I won't say of hesitation, bat of startled pause, before this commonplace affair....or two, I felt as though, instead of going to the center of a continent, I were about to set off for 15he center of the earth. .- ; t ' jt,t **• •%...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 379 pages
...world at twenty-four hours' notice, with less thought than most men give to the crossing of a street, had a moment — I won't say of hesitation, but of...were about to set off for the centre of the earth. "I left in a French steamer, and she called in every blamed port they have out there, for, as far as...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 339 pages
...world at twenty-four hours' notice, with less thought than most men give to the crossing of a street, had a moment — I won't say of hesitation, but of...were about to set off for the centre of the earth^ "I left in a French steamer, and she called in every blamed port they have out there, for, as far as...
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Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad - Fiction - 1990 - 72 pages
...world at twenty-four hours' notice, with less thought than most men give to the crossing of a street, had a moment — I won't say of hesitation, but of...it to you is by saying that, for a second or two, 1 felt as though, instead of going to the center of a continent, I were about to set off for the center...
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Genres in Discourse

Tzvetan Todorov - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 136 pages
...why, in the course of the conversation, "with every word spoken, the room was growing darker" (76)? centre of a continent, I were about to set off for the centre of the earth" (13); Kurtz's station is appropriately called the Inner Station; Kurtz himself is indeed "at the very...
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Rich and Strange: Gender, History, Modernism

Marianne DeKoven - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 248 pages
..."small golden tassel." In Heart of Darkness, Conrad is much more concerned with what he is voyaging to: "I felt as though, instead of going to the centre...were about to set off for the centre of the earth" (39): the maternal origin. Accordingly, Conrad gets us there quickly — his ocean voyage to the mouth...
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Heart of Darkness and Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - Fiction - 1995 - 219 pages
...world at twenty-four hours' notice, with less thought than most men give to the crossing of a street, had a moment - I won't say of hesitation, but of startled...were about to set off for the centre of the earth. 'I left in a French steamer, and she called in every blamed port they have out there, for, as far as...
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