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Heyst learned presently that Wang had persuaded one of the women of the
Alfuro village, on the west shore of the island, beyond the central ridge, to come
over to live with him in a remote part of the company's clearing. It was a curious
It is to be presumed that if he suffered constraint, he made up for it with the Alfuro
woman. He always went back to her at the first fall of dusk, vanishing from the
bungalow suddenly at this hour, like a sort of topsyturvy, day-hunting Chinese ...
Well, it's considerably later than his usual time to go home to his Alfuro wife; but
to be seen running is a sort of degradation for Wang, who has mastered the art of
vanishing. Do you think he was startled out of his perfection by something?
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Conrad managed to develop characters, imperfect, that all drove themselves forward on their own agendas to the story's conclusion- facilitating and enabling it along the way. He manages to keep the ... Read full review
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In the first part we get an outsider's view of Axel Heyst's character, actions and motives without being certain who he is or what actually drives him. I found this off-putting until the second part ... Read full review