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NOTE TO THE FIRST EDITION HE last word of this novel was written on the 29th
of May, 1914. And that last word was the single word of the title. Those were the
times of peace. Now that the moment of publication approaches I have been ...
“But it seems to me ” He broke off, saying to himself that if he loved her, he had
never told her so in so many words. Simple words! They died on his lips. “What
makes you say that?” he asked. She lowered her eyelids and turned her head a ...
You have some notion about it already.” She felt that if she as much as hinted by
word or sign that there was no such thing on the island, Heyst's life wouldn't be
worth half an hour's purchase; but all power of combining words had vanished in
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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