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Wendy LesserA sturdy structure of fact holds up the fictional fabric of Lions at Lamb House. Anyone familiar with the life of Henry James will recognize his edgy but loving relationship with his psychologist brother, his witty friendship with Edith Wharton…the atmosphere of Lamb House and its semirural surroundings, the drunken butler Smith, and so on. To this standard cast, though, Edwin Yoder has added a startling new figure: Sigmund Freud, on a visit from Vienna in 1908…This is where fiction begins to depart heavily from fact, and the resulting distortions may put a few teeth on edge…Still, if you grant the premise, you can find enjoyable insights here. Yoder is particularly strong on two important qualities that defined James as a novelist: his tendency to be silent about the things that most required ambiguity, and his ability to insert a certain amount of comedy into even the most serious and desperate of situations.
—The Washington Post