By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens

By James Gould Cozzens

In the course of forty-nine hours within the lifetime of Arthur Winner, the top attorney in a small Pennsylvania city within the 1950's, by way of Love Possessed portrays the entire myriad elements of affection. Over the 1st days, Cozzens masterfully lays out this community's many interlinked relationships. there's the affection among mum or dad and baby, brother and sister; there's the concord one of the legislations companions in Winner's company; and there's love in marriage and out of doors. all through, Arthur Winner is the fellow of the instant, however the revelations of the novel's ultimate hour strength him to confront the deeper that means of his international and of himself.

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And select, exchanging a few dollars for them, exactly the items that the antique trade (at that time hardly born) was going to look on as prizes half a century later. Would you guess one in a thousand, or one in ten thousand? From the room beyond, Arthur Winner heard his mother's movements. She was in search of a list she had made of the things she meant to speak to him about, things she did not want to forget. That she should then forget where she put the list of things not to forget had, she was quite aware, touches of both humour and pathos.

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. ' 'Well, of course, I wouldn't approve of speculation, either,' his mother said. ' Arthur Winner smiled; and his mother went on at once: 'Yes, I see you smiling! Perhaps it's not perfectly safe. But at my age and your Aunt Maud's, how much longer can you reasonably expect to need an income? Aunt Maud understands that she may lose all she thinks of putting in.

It's his business. I'm not asking Arthur to advise me on what to buy. You've let him talk you around, as usual. You thought I should do it. Remember? ' Smiling, Arthur Winner said: 'I know. And some of them also make money on the daily double at a race track. I'm not going to argue. All I was going to give you was my opinion. You asked for it. ' 'That doddering old man! Talking to me that way! ' Arthur Winner said. 'What will be different tomorrow? ' Arthur Winner said: 'Noah will be different.

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