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The manager—the man who heard the exclamation—had been so impressed by
the tone, fervour, rapture, what you will, or perhaps by the incongruity of it that he
had related the experience to more than one person. “Queer chap, that Swede,” ...
“I don't know,” he said with a faint, remote playfulness in his tone which had not
been heard in it lately, and which seemed to catch her ear pleasantly. “I am
grieved to say that I don't know. But can I do anything? What would you wish me
“I've never been placed in such a ridiculous position before,” he went on, with a
sepulchral equanimity of tone. “It's you, Martin, who dragged me into it. However,
it's my fault too. I ought to—but I was really too bored to use my brain, and yours ...
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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