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On the nights of full moon the silence around Samburan—the “Round Island” of
the charts—was dazzling; and in the flood of cold light Heyst could see his
immediate surroundings, which had the aspect of an abandoned settlement
invaded by ...
On it Samburan was represented as the central spot of the Eastern Hemisphere
with its name engraved in enormous capitals. Heavy lines radiated from it in all
directions through the tropics, figuring a mysterious and effective star—lines of ...
Davidson was talking with an Excellency, because what was alluded to in
conversation as “the mystery of Samburan” had caused such a sensation in the
Archipelago that even those in the highest spheres were anx. ious to hear
something 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