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Nobody had ever suspected her of having a mind, I mean even a little of it, I mean
any at all. One was inclined to think of her as an It—an automaton, a very plain
dummy, with an arrangement for bowing the head at times and smiling stupidly ...
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
it?” “I should be sorry for the happy people in it,” she said simply. His gaze
Mr. Jones did not stir. “There's one thing that's worrying me,” began Ricardo in a
subdued voice. “Only one?” was the faint comment from the motionless body on
the bedstead. “I mean more than all the others put together.” “That's grave news.
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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