By William Dean Howells
Unless she was once out of her brain there has been no means of accounting for her behavior...
Nowhere within the prodigious output of William Dean Howells is there an instance extra poignant of his heart-felt commitment to the realist flow than this achingly suspensfull novella.
The tale facilities on a tender "alienist"—a psychologist—who meets a tender lady who, at next encounters, has no recollection of him. The health care professional launches a mental research that looks to be dependent upon the main painful stories of the writer himself—Howells had lately skilled the lack of a loved grownup daughter (from what seems to be to were anorexia) and the institutionalization of one other for "emotional collapse."
The story's impressive finishing finds not just the author's deft experience of workmanship, yet speaks movingly to his enduring religion within the elegant strength of literature.
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