Richard Hughes's A High Wind in Jamaica PDF

By Richard Hughes

ISBN-10: 1590173716

ISBN-13: 9781590173718

Richard Hughes's celebrated brief novel is a masterpiece of focused narrative. Its dreamlike motion starts off one of the decayed plantation homes and overwhelming traditional abundance of past due nineteenth-century Jamaica, ahead of relocating out onto the excessive seas, as Hughes tells the tale of a bunch of youngsters thrown upon the mercy of a staff of down-at-the-heel pirates. A story of seduction and betrayal, of lodging and manipulation, of peculiar humor and unexpected violence, this vintage of twentieth-century literature is certainly a unprecedented reckoning with the key purposes and otherworldly realities of adolescence.

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What a pity we aren't happy now! VIII A free afternoon. On free days, or at least on free afternoons, Rechnitz would stay in his room, make coffee for himself and read a book. \Vhen he had had enough of reading, he would get up to sort out D ETROTH ED his specimens, or take a walk by the shore in search of new ones. But today he felt no inclina­ tion to go home. He had already had coffee, and that deprived him of half his satisfaction, which lay in the pleasure of preparation. He would put the pot on to heat, watch the flames rise through the perforations in the burner and envelop the pot, while the water bubbled and boiled, rose and fell, and he would shake the coffee grains down on the water and smell the aroma that filled his room.

And how did you answer the Y emenite? ' '\Vhat could I reply? ' said Rechnitz. ' 'That's the best answer of all,' the Consul said. 'But here I'm smoking, and I haven't offered you a cigar. Actually it's a sin to smoke tobacco in this wonderful fragrant air. But what can I do? It's my addiction. If I'm reading a newspaper or talking to someone, of course I smoke. ' He laughed in the way people do who make fun of their own weaknesses and yet are quite con­ rented with them. ' The Consul tasted some brandy.

And perhaps Jacob and Leah thought the same, each in his own way; except that Jacob thought similarly, or not very differently, about himself and Rachel Heilperin, and perhaps about himself and another, as we shall soon see. And perhaps these others, too, were of the same opinion, each in her own fashion. Leah was not very young; she was already B ET R O T H E D twenty-three or four. Her features were full, her face was neither roo long nor too round, her fore­ head was smooth. She had ash-blonde hair and a full body, which she carried with such dignity as to impress everyone she met.

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