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Joseph Conrad. X THE observer was Martin Ricardo. To him life was not a matter
of passive renunciation, but of a particularly active warfare. He was not mistrustful
of it, he was not disgusted with it, still less was he inclined to be suspicious of ...
“I mean more than all the others put together.” “That's grave news.” “Ay, grave
enough. It's this—how do you feelin yourself, sir? Are you likely to get bored? I
know them fits come on you suddenly; but surely you can tell 33 “Martin, you are
But Martin 22 “Who is now engaged in rifling my desk,” interjected Heyst. “I don't
think so. What I was going to say is that Martin is much cleverer than a Chinaman.
Do you believe in racial superiority, Mr. Heyst? I do, firmly. Martin is great at ...
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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