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Action—the first thought, or perhaps the first impulse, on earth! The barbed hook,
baited with the illusion of progress, to bring out of the lightless void the shoals of
unnumbered generations! “And I, the son of my father, have been caught too, ...
Perhaps you love me for that—just for that; or perhaps you love me for company,
and because—well! But sometimes it seems to me that you can never love me for
myself, only for myself, as people do love each other when it is to be for ever.
He would perhaps have made a dash for it through the back door, if Heyst had
not been heard ascending the front steps. He climbed them slowly, very slowly,
like a man who is discouraged or weary—or simply thoughtful; and Ricardo had a
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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