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“If it was anybody at all,” she reflected aloud, “it wouldn't have been any one but
that hotel woman— the landlord's wife.” “Mrs. Schomberg?” Heyst said, surprised.
“Yes. Another one that can't sleep o' nights. Why? Don't you see why? Because ...
But they don't say anything. They can't. They wouldn't know how, or perhaps, they
wouldn't speak if they could. Man on this earth is an unforeseen accident which
does not stand close investigation. However, that particular man died as quietly ...
up to it wouldn't bag whatever he could lay his hands on in his 'yporcritical way?
What was all that coal business? Tame citizen dodge; 'yporcrisy—nothing else.
No, no, sir! The thing is to 'xtract it from him as neatly as possible. That's the job ...
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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