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They looked at each other across a little round table with a surprised, open gaze,
selfconsciousness growing on them so slowly that it was a long time before they
averted their eyes; and very soon they met again, temporarily, only to rebound, ...
They came, torn out from their long repose—a lot of books, some chairs and
tables, his father's portrait in oils, which surprised Heyst by its air of youth,
because he remembered his father as a much older man: a lot of small objects,
such as ...
The genuineness of the accent surprised Heyst, without convincing him of the
truth of the words. “Why do you ask?” pursued Ricardo with every inflexion of
perfect candour. “You might have wished to explore the island a little,” said Heyst,
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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