Astronomer's Wife Summary
Kay Boyle

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Astronomer's Wife Summary

Kay Boyle's story "Astronomer's Wife" is a brief exploration of a woman's dissatisfaction with her husband and her life. The 1936 collection in which the story appeared, The White Horses of Vienna and Other Stories, was hailed almost unanimously by critics as a masterpiece and as evidence of an artist at the height of her powers, and the story demonstrates Boyle's maturity and subtlety as a writer. The protagonist, identified only as Mrs. Ames...

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