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" That very night he died in his bed, so quietly that they found him in his usual attitude of sleep, lying on his side, one hand under his cheek, and his knees slightly bent. He had not even straightened his legs. His son buried the silenced destroyer of... "
The Complete Works of Joseph Conrad: Victory - Page 175
by Joseph Conrad - 1921
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Victory: An Island Tale

Joseph Conrad - Abused women - 1915 - 415 pages
...soft mood on that night, when the moon swam in a cloudless sky over the begrimed shadows of the town. clear voice, which had been growing feeble of late....proudly upright posture. After the funeral, Heyst sat alone,vin the dusk, and his meditation took the form of a definite vision of the stream, of the fatuously...
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Joseph Conrad - Fiction - 1921 - 385 pages of them all," Heyst said to himself. He suffered. He was hurt by the sight of his own life, vhich ought to have been a masterpiece of aloofness., of the fatuously jostling, nodding, spinning figtires hurried irresistibly along, and giving no sign of being aware that the voice on the bank had...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 119

...generations.' Men and women are the least substantial part of the general nightmare: Heyst sees them as 'figures cut out of cork, and weighted with lead just...sufficiently to keep them in their proudly upright posture.' But, through a temperamental accident which contradicts his deliberate choice, he commits himself to...
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Joseph Conrad: A Short Study of His Intellectual and Emotional Attitude ...

Wilson Follett - 1915 - 111 pages
.... Look on—make no sound." In pursuance of which formula, Axel Heyst lives most of his days seeing men and women "go by thick as dust, revolving and...sufficiently to keep them in their proudly upright posture." Action good or evil, action from indifference or from solicitude, he regards as "the barbed hook, baited...
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Victory: An Island Tale

Joseph Conrad, Mara Kalnins - Fiction - 2004 - 333 pages
...silenced destroyer of systems, of hopes, of beliefs. He observed that the death of that bitter contcmner of life did not trouble the flow of life's stream,...sufficiently to keep them in their proudly upright posture. insignificant and some grossly abusive. The son had read them all with mournful detachment. "This is...
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