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... Why, there can't be anything in it. A fellow like that for manager? Phoo!” Was it
the clairvoyance of imbecile hatred, or mere stupid tenacity of opinion, which
ends sometimes by scoring against the world in a most astonishing manner?
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Clairvoyance or no clairvoyance, men love their captivity. To the unknown force
of negation they prefer the miserably tumbled bed of their servitude. Man alone
can give one the disgust of pity; yetl find it easier to believe in the misfortune of ...
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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