08 September 2011

A Husband’s Cruelty

Here is the first heading upon which I come. 'A husband’s cruelty to his wife.’ There is half a column of print, but I know without reading it that it is all perfectly familiar to me. There is, of course, the other woman, the drink, the push, the blow, the bruise, the sympathetic sister or landlady. The crudest of writers could invent nothing more crude.

—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Case of Identity

Painting: Amedeo Modigliani

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