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ID
b270
Title
"The Spring Hat."
Genre
Story
Page Count
9
Word Count
2800
Publisher
Housewife
Publication Year
1953

A portrait of a lonely spinster, the hideous hat she creates for the wife of a man who attracts her, and her bewilderment at the "mystery [of] how one person got into the way of being entranced or familiar with another." In Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal and Other Stories/The Enchantress and Other Stories (1961). Published first with title "Miss Manktelow" in Housewife (January 1953). Reprinted in The Treasury of English Short Stories (1985).