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Davidson, a good, simple fellow in his way, was strangely affected. It is to be
noted that he knew very little of Heyst. He was one of those whom Heyst's
finished courtesy of attitude and intonation most strongly disconcerted. He
himself was a ...
But the girl had been living in the main building along with the boss, the director,
the fellow with the black beard, and a hard-bitten, oldish woman who took the
piano and was understood to be the fellow's wife. This was not a very satisfactory
“I am that sort of fellow. You wouldn't think it, would you? No. You have to be told.
So I am telling you, and I dare say you only half believe it. But you can't say to
yourself that I am drunk, stare at me as you may. I haven't had anything stronger ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DanielSTJ - www.librarything.com
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