Their relationship was probably irreparably damaged by the arrival of American sculptor Emma Stebbins
, who joined them in Rome. MH
gradually grew increasingly jealous of Cushman's attentions to Stebbins. Their relationship concluded in what...
Family and Intimate relationships
Cushman had spent a week elsewhere with Emma Stebbins
the previous month. MHthreatened to bring a suit against her for damages resulting from a broken literary career—she alleged she had sacrificed a certain position...
The setting and dates of the novel draw substantially on the relationship between Hays and Cushman
. As Lisa Merrill
notes, the very streets on which they lived in Rome . . . are described...