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The reader therefore won't be surprised to hear that one morning I was told
without any particular emotion by the padrone of the schooner that the “Rich man
” down there was dead: He had died in the night. I don't remember ever being so
You have to be told. So I am telling you, and I dare say you only half believe it.
But you can't say to yourself that I am drunk, stare at me as you may. I haven't had
anything stronger than a glass of iced water all day. Takes a real gentleman to ...
All he had told me, I said, was that he “didn't like.' “They looked extremely
disturbed at this. Didn't like what, they wanted to know. “The looks of you and
your party,' I told Jones. “'Nonsense!” he cried out; and immediately Ricardo, the
short man ...
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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