by Ada Leverson
Written in 1908 by one of Oscar Wilde's contemporaries, Love's Shadow is a breezy little novel about love and marriage and the truth about love and marriage.
Mostly, it concerns itself with the marriage of Edith and Bruce Ottley and the notions of love and marriage, as expressed by Edith's good friend, Hyacinth Verney.
Hyacinth is young and glamorous and cannot understand why Edith would be married to a dud like Bruce. Readers soon wonder about the same thing.
Meanwhile, Hyacinth encounters her own problems with love, leaving readers to wonder if love can ever be for real.