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And then turned about and went back to that island again?” “And went back to
that island again,” Schomberg echoed lifelessly, fixing his gaze on the floor. “
What's the matter with you?” asked Ricardo with genuine surprise. “What is it?
He handled them tenderly; and it was perhaps their presence there which
attached him to the island when he woke up to the failure of his apostasy.
Whatever the decisive reason, Heyst had remained where another would have
been glad to ...
Heyst learned presently that Wang had persuaded one of the women of the
Alfuro village, on the west shore of the island, beyond the central ridge, to come
over to live with him in a remote part of the company's clearing. It was a curious
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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