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A Personal Record

Auhtor: Joseph Conrad

Language: english
Published: 1912

Genres:

non-fiction,  biography autobiography
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Review by Bob Tobias, April 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Personal Record':

... complete. He remains, to a certain extent, a figure behind the veil a suspected rather than a seen presence???a movement and a voice behind the draperies ...
... so much to our happiness as the How. As the Frenchman said, Il y a toujours la maniere. Very true. Yes. There is the manner. The manner in ...
... line of sailings from Rouen, for the transport of French emigrants to Canada. But, frankly, this sort of thing did not interest me very much. I ...
... very first reader I ever had. Would it bore you very much in reading a MS. in a handwriting like mine? I asked him one evening, on a sudden impulse ...
... was one of my earliest admirations. I seem to remember my mother looking on from a colonnade in front of the dining-room windows as I was lifted ...
... of eating and drinking. But upon the whole, and considering that this gastronomical degradation overtaking a gallant young officer lies really at ...
... Mavis, for instance, ought to have been his twin brother. I cannot help thinking that he really was, though for some reason of his own he assured ...
... had argued away for me the obligatory sunrise on the Righi, by Jove! Of his devotion to his unworthy pupil there can be no doubt. He had proved it already ...
... of years later in Carlsbad. Legally secured by a decree in the possession of his plunder, X regained his wonted serenity, and went on living in the neighbourhood ...
... peasantry, and opposed rapine and violence, whenever they could, with all their might. And this conduct they pursued against the express wishes of the ...
... my bell. I mention this little fact with pride, because it proves that during the thirty or forty days of my tenancy I had produced a favourable ...
... flapping pajamas of cretonne pattern (enormous flowers with yellow petals on a disagreeable blue ground) and a thin cotton singlet with short sleeves. ...
... good digestion and a placid, reasonable view of life even when hungry. Yes, I said. Shut up with the old man. Some very particular business. He ...
... spare no time for a detached, impersonal glance upon them selves. And that's a pity. They are unlucky. These two kinds, together with the much larger ...
... It is not my specialty. I am not a humoristic writer. In all soberness, then, all I am certain of is that she had a stick to swing. No ditch ...
... walks abroad, smiles not altogether unkind. Grotesque and engaging in the whole of his appearance, his usual attitudes are meek, but his temperament discloses ...
... the end of an instructive anecdote bearing upon a point of stowage. I warned him that I had no experience of a lost rudder at sea, and gave him two ...
... head, though, of course, in the Polish language. I did not know six words of English, and I was astute enough to understand that it was much better ...
... hail came out of her. Instantly, as if by magic, our dozing pilots got on their feet in a body. An incredible babel of bantering shouts burst out, ...
... my very dreams! And if (after being thus fashioned by it in that part of me which cannot decay) I dare not claim it aloud as my own, then, at any ...