This is yet another beautiful novel by Cather. This story centres on the protagonist’s platonic relationship with a married woman and his obsession with her. This woman comes to stand for everything good in the world, everything sophisticated and noble in the rather insipid and corrupted little world of the small town in the Mid West where the story is set. However, this woman, Mrs Forrester, begins to develop more substance and more flaws as the protagonist looses his naïveté and learns more about life and about the lost lady of the title. The choice of narrative technique is, as with all great novels, at its very heart. This is a novel as much about the telling of a story as about the story itself.