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" He was moved by the vibrating quality of the last words. She seemed to be talking low of some wonderful enchantment, in mysterious terms of special significance. He thought that if she only could talk to him in some unknown tongue, she would enslave him... "
The Complete Works of Joseph Conrad: Victory - Page 209
by Joseph Conrad - 1921
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Victory

Joseph Conrad - Abused women - 1921 - 412 pages
...needn't apologize for your great delicacy in the perception of inhuman evil. I am a little like you." "I am not very plucky," she said. " Well ! I don't...infinite depths of wisdom and feeling. "But," she went on,"the name stuck in my head, it seems; and when you mentioned it " "It broke the spell," muttered...
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VICTORY

JOSEP CONRAD - 1921
...it. It was a fresh start for me, with you—and you know it. I wish I had forgotten who I was—that would have been best; and I very nearly did forget."..."But," she went on. "the name stuck in my head, it 9eems; and when you mentioned it " "It broke the spell," muttered Heyst in angry disap pointment, as...
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Victory

Joseph Conrad - English fiction - 1924 - 412 pages
...She unclasped her hands, moved them slightly, and twined her fingers as before. Protest? Assent? Was there to be nothing more? He was relieved when she...infinite depths of wisdom and feeling. "But," she went on,"the name stuck in my head, it seems; and when you mentioned it " "It broke the spell," muttered...
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Joseph Conrad--comparative Essays

Adam Gillon - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 290 pages
...physical than moral" (188). Conrad writes: "He was moved by the vibrating quality of the last words. . . . He thought that if she only could talk to him in some...enslave him altogether by the sheer beauty of the sound" (209). In Lolita, Humbert is "infinitely moved by the little one's slang speech, by her harsh high...
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Brüchiges Seemannsgarn: Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit im Werk Joseph Conrads

Julika Griem - 1995 - 330 pages
...Vehikel einer sprachphilosophischen Utopie. Dies läßt sich an der folgenden Passage verdeutlichen: She seemed to be talking low of some wonderful enchantment,...suggesting infinite depths of wisdom and feeling. (V 222) Wie andere Protagonisten Conrads wird auch Heyst weniger vom "sense" als vom "sound" weiblicher...
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Victory: An Island Tale

Joseph Conrad, Mara Kalnins - Fiction - 2004 - 333 pages
...to the emotional self and to the unconscious: 'He thought that if she only could talk to him in an unknown tongue, she would enslave him altogether by...suggesting infinite depths of wisdom and feeling' (p. 160). Her very name, given her by Heyst (at her request) in an attempt to make her his own and...
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Victory, an Island Tale

Joseph Conrad - 1929 - 396 pages
...needn't apologize for your great delicacy in the perception of inhuman evil. I am a little like you." "I am not very plucky," she said. "Well! I don't know...infinite depths of wisdom and feeling. "But," she went on,"the name stuck in my head, it seems; and when you mentioned it " "It broke the spell," muttered...
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