Marguerite Young's Miss MacIntosh, My Darling is a dense fusion of poetry and prose. One critic says it's unjustifiably forgotten.
Wilde's description is heart-wrenching, but that doesn't hold him back from the usual wit and drama that characterize his writing.
What was that book's deal, anyway?
Charlotte Brontë, a woman whose life was steeped in stifled near-romance, refused to write love as ruly, predictable, or safe.