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" It was evident he took me for a perfectly shameless prevaricator. At last he got angry, and, to conceal a movement of furious annoyance, he yawned. I rose. Then I noticed a small sketch in oils, on a panel, representing a woman, draped and blindfolded,... "
Youth: And Two Other Stories - Pagina 90
di Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 381 pagine
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 165

1899
...representing a woman, draped and blindfolded, carrying a lighted torch. The background was sombre — almost black. The movement of the woman was stately,...It arrested me, and he stood by, civilly holding a half -pint bottle of champagne (medical comforts) with the candle stuck in it. To my question he said...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 381 pagine
...furious annoyance, he yawned. I rose. Then I noticed a small sketch in oils, on a panel, reprosenting a woman, draped and blindfolded, carrying a lighted..." It arrested me, and he stood by civilly, holding an empty half-pint champagne bottle (medical comforts) with the candle stuck in it. To my question...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 339 pagine
...representing a woman, draped and blindfolded, carrying a lighted torch. The background was sombre — almost black. The movement of the woman was stately, and the effect of the torch-light 011 the face was sinister. "It arrested me, and he stood by civilly, holding an empty half -pint champagne...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories, Volume 26

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 339 pagine
...representing a woman, draped and blindfolded, carrying a lighted torch. The background was sombre — almost black. The movement of the woman was stately,..."It arrested me, and he stood by civilly, holding an empty half -pint champagne bottle (medical comforts) with the candle stuck in it. To my question...
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Conrad in the Nineteenth Century

Ian Watt - 1981 - 375 pagine
...confusing ambiguity is present elsewhere in the picture: "The background," Marlow reports, "was sombre — almost black. The movement of the woman was stately,...effect of the torch-light on the face was sinister." We note that the torch has the effect, not of illuminating the darkness, but only of making the lady's...
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Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer

Joseph Conrad - 2004 - 208 pagine
...representing a woman, draped and blindfolded, carrying a lighted torch. The background was sombre — almost black. The movement of the woman was stately,..."It arrested me, and he stood by civilly, holding an empty half-pint champagne bottle (medical comforts) with the candle stuck in it. To my question...
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No Man's Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century, Volume 2

Sandra M. Gilbert, Susan Gubar - 1991 - 476 pagine
...is "arrested" by "a small sketch in oils" done by the mysterious Kurtz, a totemic-seeming image of "a woman, draped and blindfolded, carrying a lighted...woman was stately, and the effect of the torchlight on her face was sinister" (25). Evoking an image of Justice, the picture also disturbingly suggests the...
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The Supporting Cast: A Study of Flat and Minor Characters

David Galef - 1989 - 244 pagine
...when he was away from his trading post. As with everything about Kurtz, it is not a simple rendition: "a small sketch in oils, on a panel, representing...effect of the torchlight on the face was sinister" (79). Though she is inanimate, she is a character in her own right, a character conceived by another...
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Rich and Strange: Gender, History, Modernism

Marianne DeKoven - 1991 - 248 pagine
...representing a woman, draped and blindfolded, carrying a lighted torch. The background was sombre — almost black. The movement of the woman was stately,...effect of the torch-light on the face was sinister" (54). This painting immediately recalls the lamp-statue of "The Return," a figure of the betrayal of...
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Heart of Darkness and Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1995 - 219 pagine
...representing a woman, draped and blindfolded, carrying a lighted torch. The background was sombre - almost black. The movement of the woman was stately,...'It arrested me, and he stood by civilly, holding an empty half-pint champagne botde (medical comforts) with the candle stuck in it. To my question he...
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