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" There was no sign on the face of nature of this amazing tale that was not so much told as suggested to me in desolate exclamations, completed by shrugs, in interrupted phrases, in hints ending in deep sighs. "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 555
1899
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 381 pages
...house on the hill — made me uneasy. There was no sign on the face of nature of this amazing tale that was not so much told as suggested to me in desolate...patient expectation, of unapproachable silence. The Russian was explaining to me that it was only lately that Mr. Kurtz had come down to the river, bringing...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 381 pages
...house on the hill — made me uneasy. There was no sign on the face of nature of this amazing tale that was not so much told as suggested to me in desolate...patient expectation, of unapproachable silence. The Russian was explaining to me that it was only lately that Mr. Kurtz had come down to the river, bringing...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 339 pages
...house on the hill — made me uneasy. There was no sign on the face of nature of this amazing tale that was not so much told as suggested to me in desolate...patient expectation, of unapproachable silence. The Russian was explaining to me that it was only lately that Mr. Kurtz had come down to the river, bringing...
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Complete Works, Volume 16

Joseph Conrad - 1903
...ruined house on the hill—made me uneasy. There was no sign on the face of nature of this amazing tale that was not so much told as suggested to me in desolate...ending in deep sighs. The woods were unmoved, like a mask—heavy, like the closed door of a prison—they looked with their air of hidden knowledge, of...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 226

1900
...side and at the back of the house. The consciousness of there being people In that bush, so silent, eo quiet — as silent and quiet as the ruined house...the glass. The Russian was telling me that it was 222 223 only lately that Mr. Kurtz had come down to the river, bringing along with him that lake tribe....
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Conrad's Fiction as Critical Discourse

Richard Ambrosini - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 253 pages
...Russian mariner's tale to the woods: "There was no sign on the face of nature of this amazing tale that was not so much told as suggested to me in desolate...interrupted phrases, in hints ending in deep sighs" (129). A word is a sound, and speech only a series of grimaces, at the moment of insight which comes...
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Heart of Darkness and Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - Fiction - 1995 - 219 pages
...ruined house on the hill - made me uneasy. There was no sign on the face of nature of this amazing tale that was not so much told as suggested to me in desolate...patient expectation, of unapproachable silence. The Russian was explaining to me that it was only lately that Mr Kurtz had come down to the river, bringing...
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Heart of Darkness, With, The Congo Diary

Joseph Conrad - Fiction - 1995 - 166 pages
...of other quests and journeys, Kurtz's own story is at last conveyed to Marlow in a non-narrated way, 'in desolate exclamations, completed by shrugs, in...interrupted phrases, in hints ending in deep sighs' (HD, p. 93). It becomes one among a series of possible plots, of alternative signifying systems, that...
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Solitude Versus Solidarity in the Novels of Joseph Conrad: Political and ...

Ursula Lord - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 358 pages
...heads on the stakes" (96). In the meantime Marlow listens to the inarticulate tale of the harlequin "not so much told as suggested to me in desolate exclamations,...interrupted phrases, in hints ending in deep sighs" (96). Only a portion of Marlow's tale is primary information, and his entire "yarn" is filtered through...
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Heart of darkness

Joseph Conrad - Fiction - 2010 - 128 pages
...ruined house on the hill - made me uneasy. There was no sign on the face of nature of this amazing tale that was not so much told as suggested to me in desolate...patient expectation, of unapproachable silence. The Russian was explaining to me that it was only lately that Mr. Kurtz had come down to the river, bringing...
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