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ff THE clock—which once upon a time had measured the hours of philosophic
meditation—could not have ticked away more than five seconds when Wang
materialised within the living-room. His concern primarily was with the delayed ...
Out of the unfaded impression of past violence there was growing the sort of
sentiment which prevents a man from being indifferent to a woman be has once
held in his arms—if even against her will—. and still more so if she has pardoned
Then, glancing rapidly at Heyst: “You can see at once he's a gentleman, can't you
?” “You people,” Heyst said, his habitual playful intonation tinged with gloom, “are
divorced from all reality in my eyes.” Ricardo received this speech as if he had ...
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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