Archive for June 15th, 2002

When I read this book at 40 I realized that when I read it at 20 I didn’t understand Madame Merle and Gilbert Osmond at all. It is tragic in the novel, if retrospective balm for the ego, that Isabel is taken in by them herself. Osmond is indeed a monster, and James is very […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted June 15, 2002 @ 10:59 AM | General