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The opinion that he treated her abominably was based on her frightened
expression. Davidson lifted his hat to her. Mrs. Schomberg gave him an
inclination of her sallow head and incontinently sat down behind a sort of raised
counter, facing ...
“Are you frightened at it?” “I should be rather frightened to be left behind alone.
When I say I, of course I mean we.” “Do you?” . . . Heyst remained silent for a
while. “The vision of a world destroyed,” he mused aloud. “Would you be sorry for
The slanting eyes of his race could not achieve a round, amazed stare; but they
remained still, dead still, and his impassive yellow face grew all at once careworn
and lean with the sudden strain of intense, doubtful, frightened watchfulness.
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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