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Wang had some knowledge of the more superficial rites and ceremonies of white
men's existence, otherwise so enigmatically remote to his mind, and containing
unexpected possibilities of good and evil, which had to be watched for with ...
“The secretary backed away into a corner and watched me like a wary cat. In fact,
they both were visibly on their guard. “'I am come,” I told them, “to let you know
that my servant has deserted—gone off.” “At first they looked at each other as if ...
the trees, he believed pretty firmly that they had been followed in their excursion
up the mountain by Mr. Jones's secretary. No doubt the fellow had watched them
out of the forest, and now, unless he took the trouble to go back some distance ...
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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