Romance (novel)

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R O M A N C E


A NOVEL



BY

JOSEPH CONRAD

AND

FORD MADOX HUEFFER



LONDON

SMITH, ELDER & CO., 15, WATERLOO PLACE

1903

(All rights reserved)

 

To

ELSIE AND JESSIE.


ROMANCE.

"C'est toi qui dors dans l'ombre, ô sacré Souvenir."

If we could have remembrance now
And see, as in the days to come
We shall, what's venturous in these hours:
The swift, intangible romance of fields at home,
The gleams of sun, the showers,
Our workaday contentments, or our powers
To fare still forward through the uncharted haze
Of present days. . . .
 
For, looking back when years shall flow
Upon this olden day that's now,
We'll see, romantic in dimn'd hours,
These memories of ours.

CONTENTS.
PART FIRST.
The Quarry and the Beach... ... ... ... 1
PART SECOND.
The Girl with the Lizard ... ... ... 46
PART THIRD.
Casa Riego ... ... ... ... ... ... 117
PART FOURTH.
Blade and Guitar ... ... ... ... 208
PART FIFTH.
The Lot of Man ... ... ... ... ... 394

PRINTED BY
WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED,
LONDON AND BECCLES.

BY THE SAME AUTHORS.

THE INHERITORS:

An Extravagant Story.