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His most frequent visitors were shadows, the shadows of clouds, relieving the
monotony of the inanimate, brooding sunshine of the tropics. His nearest
neighbour—I am speaking now of things showing some sort of animation—was
an indolent ...
Both these white men looked on native life as a mere play of shadows. A play of
shadows the dominant race could walk through unaffected and disregarded in
the pursuit of its incomprehensible aims and needs. No. Native craft did not count
A spoke of shadow swung swiftly across her face, and the strong light rested on
the immobility of her features, as of a woman looking at a vision. Her eyes were
still, her lips serious. Her dress, open at the neck, stirred slightly to her even 248 ...
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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