Mrs. Osmond - Chapters 28 - 36 Summary & Analysis

John Banville
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Isabel’s fever finally broke and she made her way to Bellosguardo to find her husband. Seeing him before he sees her, she experiences some sort of eye trick in which her husband appears to have been reduced “all round, so that his face, his beard, his arms and legs and hands and feet, all were...perceptibly miniaturised” (272). The two begin talking, Mr. Osmond saying that he would have preferred being informed of her planned arrival. It is not long into their conversation before Isabel realizes that she never fell in love with Mr. Osmond in the first place. Rather, it had been “herself, through him. That was why he was no more to her now than a mirror…” (274). Isabel mentions the encounter that she had with Mr. Rosier in Paris and is sure to let her husband know that the collector of...

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