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Then Wang heard, much more faint, a voice he had never heard before—a novel
impression which he acknowledged by cocking his head slightly to one side. “I
am here—out of the sun.” The new voice sounded remote and uncertain.
“Have you ever heard the name before?” Her head moved quickly several times
in tiny affirmative nods, as if she could not trust herself to speak, or even to look at
him. She was biting her lower lip. “Did you ever know anybody of that name?
Joseph Conrad. was trying to recover his manner of languid superiority. “We
have heard, for instance, of a certain Mr. Morrison, once your partner.” Heyst
could not repress a slight movement. “Aha!” said Mr. Jones, with a sort of ghostly
glee on ...
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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