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He was tall and lantern-jawed, and clean-shaven, and looked like a barrister who
had thrown his wig to the dogs. We used to remonstrate with him: “You will never
see any of your advances if you go on like this, Morrison.” He would put on a ...
I'll never be able to squeeze them. Never. I've been saying for years I would; but I
give it up. I never really believed I could. Don't reckon on that, Heyst. I have
robbed you.” Poor Morrison actually laid his head on the cabin table, and
I would never, never have let him ” Her voice died out, while her eyes shone at
him as when the sun breaks through a mist. “Never get it back. Oh, my beloved!”
He bowed his head gravely, and said in his polite, Heystian tone: “No doubt you ...
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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