RHD's first and most successful publication, the novella or short story "Life in the Iron-Mills"
, appeared anonymously in the Atlantic Monthly
to instant literary recognition. It remains her most widely read piece of fiction.
RHD published at Boston
her autobiographical Bits of Gossip
. This book, re-issued at New York
the following year, proved to be her last full-length work.
29 September 1910
RHD, at her son Richard's Mount Kisco
estate, died from oedema of the lungs brought on by combined stroke and heart failure.