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" You can't understand. How could you? — with solid pavement under your feet, surrounded by kind neighbours ready to cheer you or to fall on you, stepping delicately between the butcher and the policeman, in the holy terror of scandal and gallows and... "
Youth: And Two Other Stories - Page 133
by Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 381 pages
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Crime Fiction

John Scaggs - 2005 - 170 pages
...understand. How could you? - with solid pavement under your feet, surrounded by kind neighbours ready to cheer you or to fall on you, stepping delicately...terror of scandal and gallows and lunatic asylums.' (Conrad 1974: 70) THIN BLUE LINES: FICTION AS IDEOLOGICAL STATE APPARATUS Another Marlowe, in this...
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African Fiction and Joseph Conrad: Reading Postcolonial Intertextuality

Byron Caminero-Santangelo - 2004 - 182 pages
...the air, in the water, in the bush" (10). Now savagery is controlled, but by no means eliminated, by the "butcher and the policeman, in the holy terror of scandal and gallows and lunatic asylums" (49). As a result, Marlow proclaims: "We are accustomed to look upon the shackled form of a conquered...
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Despite the System

Clinton Heylin - 2006
...like Kurtz]. How could you? With solid pavement under your feet, surrounded by kind neighbors ready to cheer you or to fall on you, stepping delicately...the holy terror of scandal and gallows and lunatic asylums—how can you imagine what particular region of the first ages a man's untrammeled feet may...
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Joseph Conrads "Heart of Darkness" als Kritik am europäischen Kolonialismus

Florian Scharr - 2007 - 116 pages
...could you? With solid pavement under your feet, surrounded by kind neighbours ready to cheer you or fall on you, stepping delicately between the butcher...imagine what particular region of the first ages a man 's untrammelled feet may take him into by the way of solitude - utter solitude without a policeman...
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All the Difference in the World: Postcoloniality and the Ends of Comparison

Natalie Melas - 2007 - 278 pages
...policed by the external constraints of a disciplinary society ("with solid pavement under your feet, stepping delicately between the butcher and the policeman,...terror of scandal and gallows and lunatic asylums . . ." [HD, 50]). Nonetheless, these two ideas — the comparative scale of civilization and civilization...
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Class Matters: Early North America and the Atlantic World

Simon Middleton, Billy G. Smith - 2011 - 344 pages
...brooding gloom," was hell too. People lived out their lives on its "solid pavement" amid "neighbours ready to cheer you or to fall on you, stepping delicately...terror of scandal and gallows and lunatic asylums." Their labors were "monkey tricks" performed on tightropes at "halfa-crown a tumble," and heartache...
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Youth : a narrative and two other stories

Joseph Conrad - 1925 - 371 pages
...understand. How could you? — with solid pavement under your feet, surrounded by kind neighbours ready to cheer you or to fall on you, stepping delicately...imagine what particular region of the first ages a man's untrammelled feet may take him into by the way of solitude — utter solitude without a policeman —...
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