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“Perhaps I have,” she uttered with lips that seemed to her to be freezing fast.
Ricardo now looked at her calm face with something like respect. He was even a
little awed by her stillness, by her economy of words. Womanlike, she felt the
She gave him a light kiss on the lips and was gone before he could detain her.
She regained her seat and propped her elbows again on the table. It was hard to
believe that she had moved from the spot at all. The fleeting weight of her body
The faint smile on her deep-cut lips waned, and her head sank deep into the
pillow, taking on the majestic pallor and immobility of marble. But over
themuscles, which seemed set in their transfigured beauty for ever, passed a
slight and awful ...
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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