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“Oh, I knew it would be all right from the first time you spoke to me! Yes, indeed, I
knew directly you came up to me that evening. I knew it would be all right, if you
only cared to make it so; but of course I could not tell if you meant it. 'Command ...
“He knew. He knew before!” Mr. Jones mourned in a hollow voice. “He knew of
her from the first!” Backed hard against the wall, he no longer watched Heyst. He
had the air of a man who had seen an abyss yawning under his feet. “If I want to ...
“You knew the late Baron Heyst well?” “The truth is that nobody out here can
boast of having known him well,” said Davidson. “He was a queer chap. I doubt if
he himself knew how queer he was. But everybody was aware that I was keeping
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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