Publication date: November 2010
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
Elizabeth Garver Jordan (1867 - 1947) was an American journalist, author, editor, and suffragist. She is remembered for her relationship with Henry James. The stories in this collection are humorous, sentimental and just plain fun to read. The stories in this collection are. Varick's Lady O' Dreams, The Exorcism of Lily Bell, Her Last Day, The Simple Life of Genevieve Maud, His Boy, The Community's Sunbeam, In Memory of Hannah's Laugh, The Quest of Aunt Nancy, The Henry Smiths' Honeymoon, The Case of Katrina, and Bart Harrington, Genius. An excerpt from Her Last Day reads, "At the beginning of her breakdown the intervals between intelligent consciousness and insanity had been long. She was herself, or was able to keep herself fairly in hand, the greater part of the time, and chaos, when it came, lasted only for a few days or weeks. Recently this condition had been reversed. She had lost knowledge of time, but she felt that centuries must have passed since those last flying, blessed hours when she knew herself at least for what she was. She grasped now at her returning reason, with a desperate, shuddering little moan, which she quickly stifled."