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" Why are you looking so serious ?" he pursued, and immediately thought that habitual seriousness, in the long run, was much more bearable than constant gaiety. "However, this expression suits you exceedingly," he added, not diplomatically, but because,... "
The Complete Works of Joseph Conrad: Victory - Page 201
by Joseph Conrad - 1921
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Victory

Joseph Conrad - Abused women - 1921 - 412 pages
...of betraying herself. She felt in her innermost depths an irresistible desire to give herself up \o him more completely, by some act of absolute sacrifice. This was something of which he did not seem ti have an idea. He was a strange being without need*. She felt his eyes fixed upon her; and as he...
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Victory

Joseph Conrad - Fiction - 1921 - 385 pages
...was. I only know that he who forms a tie is lost. The germ of corruption has entered into his soul." Heyst's tone was light, with the flavour of playfulness...eyes fixed upon her ; and as he kept silent, she said IQO uneasily — for she didn't know what his silences mighft mean: "And so you lived with that friend...
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Victory

1921
...was. I only know that he who forms a tie is lost. The germ of corruption has entered into his soul." Heyst's tone was light, with the flavour of playfulness...sacrifice. This was something of which he did not seem ti have an idea. He was a strange being without need*. She felt his eyes fixed upon her; and as he...
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VICTORY

JOSEP CONRAD - 1921
...From the point of view of the supplicant, the danger to be conjured was something like the end of the IV WITH her knees drawn up, Lena rested her elbows...eyes fixed upon her; and as he kept silent, she said uneasily—for she didn't know what his silences mighft mean: "And so you lived with that friend—that...
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Victory

Joseph Conrad - 1923
...was. I only know that he who forms a tie is lost. The germ of corruption has entered into his soul." Heyst's tone was light, with the flavour of playfulness...seem to have an idea. He was a strange being without need*. She felt his eyes fixed upon her; and as he kept silent, she said uneasily — for she didn't...
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Victory

Joseph Conrad - 1921 - 412 pages
...of betraying herself. She felt in he? innermost depths an irresistible desire to give herself uj \,o him more completely, by some act of absolute sacrifice....seem to have an idea. He was a strange being without need*. She felt his eyes fixed upon her; and as he kept silent, she said uneasily — for she didn't...
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Victory: An Island Tale

Joseph Conrad, Mara Kalnins - Fiction - 2004 - 333 pages
...speech, as in the last sentence of each of the extracts below, which are a mimesis of Lena's thoughts. She would not look at him, from some obscure fear...have an idea. He was a strange being without needs, (p. 154) The girl, from her position a little above him, surveyed with still eyes the abstracted silence...
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Modernism, Metaphysics, and Sexuality

Debrah Raschke - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 240 pages
...Samburan Island. It is within this context then that Lena becomes totally devoted to Heyst. Desiring "to give herself up to him more completely, by some act of absolute sacrifice" (201), she attempts to surrender who she is (what she shamefully calls her baser passions) to please...
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Victory, an Island Tale

Joseph Conrad - 1929 - 396 pages
...of corruption has entered into his soul." Heyst's tone was light, with the flavour of playf ulness which seasoned all his speeches and seemed to be of...without needs. She felt his eyes fixed upon her; and as lie kept silent, she said uneasily — for she didn't know what his silences might mean: "And so you...
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