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... his owner, who would peer at him silently through round, horn-rimmed
spectacles, several sizes too large for his little old face. “I never see him.” To me,
on occasions, he would say: “I haven't a doubt he's there. He hides. It's very
It beats me.” Sometimes a stranger would inquire with natural curiosity: “Who?
What manager?” “Oh, a certain Swede,”—with a sinister emphasis, as if he were
saying “a certain brigand.”—“Well known here. He's turned hermit from shame.
I don't regret it. All my life I have been seeking new mpressions, and you have
turned out to be something quite out of the common. Martin, of course, looks to
the material results. He's simple— and faithful—and wonderfully acute.” “Ah, yes!
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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