By James Gould Cozzens
In the course of forty-nine hours within the lifetime of Arthur Winner, the best attorney in a small Pennsylvania city within the 1950's, through Love Possessed portrays the entire myriad points of affection. Over the 1st days, Cozzens masterfully lays out this community's many interlinked relationships. there's the affection among dad or mum and baby, brother and sister; there's the cohesion one of the legislations companions in Winner's enterprise; and there's love in marriage and out of doors. all through, Arthur Winner is the guy of the instant, however the revelations of the novel's ultimate hour strength him to confront the deeper which means of his international and of himself.
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I've never liked that attitude of his. ' 'Oh, now; his accounting's always regular, Aunt Maud,' Arthur Winner said. 'That may be,' she said. 'I get accounts, yes; but I'm not an accountant. I think he might sometimes explain them to me. ' 'It's Helen who does them,' Arthur Winner said. ' 'And suppose I haven't time to take myself to your office and consult Miss Detweiler? Well, just for once, I thought I wouldn't let him browbeat me. I said: "If you'd prefer formal notice in writing, Noah, you may have it.
Sally King. Sometimes I think the world will end by being entirely populated by old women. At any rate, a friend of her husband's has been advising her on investments. He's a broker. He tells her stocks to buy. ' 'I would understand what that meant,' Arthur Winner said. as much as five or six, last year. She offered to tell Maud what the man advised her to buy; and Maud could buy it, too. ' Arthur Winner said: 'And what Aunt Maud wants to know is whether Noah would think this a good idea? He would not.
He won't be long. I was just telling Helen to tell you if you came. She wanted to see you a moment, if she could. Oh, dear! There! ' She darted back to her desk, caught up a stenographic notebook, and opened the heavy mahogany door to the judge's chambers beyond. Helen Detweiler had been sitting beside Edna Keating's desk. When Arthur Winner came in, she arose with what he could recognize as one of her spasms of resolution, a taking-in-hand of herself and her strung-up nerves. Strain stiffened Helen's straight and slender figure.