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“You believe that of me?” said Heyst, after a moment of perfect silence. “I didn't
know it had anything to do with you. Schomberg was talking of some Swede.
How was I to know? It was only when you began telling me about how you came
“Upon my word,” mused Heyst, “now that I don't see them, I can hardly believe
that those fellows exist!” “And what about me?” she asked, so swiftly that he made
a movement like somebody pounced upon from an ambush. “When you don't see
It was hard to believe that she had moved from the spot at all. The fleeting weight
of her body on his knees, the hug round his neck, the whisper in his ear, the kiss
on his lips, might have been the unsubstantial sensations of a dream invading ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cecrow - www.librarything.com
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