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“I am dead tired,” she whispered plaintively. He put his arms around her, and only
by the convulsive movements of her body became aware that she was sobbing
without a sound. Sustaining her, he lost himself in the profound silence of the ...
herself on his knees lightly, throwing one arm round his sheck, and whispered in
his ear: “You may, if you like. And maybe that's the only way I would consent to
leave you. For something like that. If it were something no bigger than your little ...
Would you like to see me attempt this thing while that mysterious prestige of mine
lasts—or their not less mysterious hesitation?” “No, no!” she whispered ardently,
as if compelled to speak by his eyes fixed on her face. “No, it's a knife you want ...
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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