The Image

“And the incorruptible Professor walked too, averting his eyes from the odious multitude of mankind. He had no future. He disdained it. He was a force. His thoughts caressed the images of ruin and destruction. He walked frail, insignificant, shabby, miserable–and terrible in the simplicity of his idea calling madness and despair to the regeneration of the world. Nobody looked at him. He passed on unsuspected and deadly, like a pest in the street full of men.”

Joseph Conrad The Secret Agent

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One Response to “The Image”

  1. Ben Szathani Says:

    Conrad was a master prose stylist, wasn’t he. Too bad I don’t think I could call any living writer a prose stylist, much less a master.

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