Previously: Things women in literature have died from.
- Disappointed hopes
- Navy fever
- Northern air
- This last winter was too hard for young Master Jamesington
- Unanswered letters
- Insufficient dueling
- He never will see the sea now, more’s the pity, Miss Georgiana
- Strange desires
- Bad companions
- Visited a sunny, majority-Catholic country and stayed longer than three weeks
- Clenching his fists in manly vexation
- His great heart burst
- He never was the same after that girl, if you’ll pardon my saying so, missus
- Frustrated nighttime moor-walking
- ‘Twas the mines
- Cuckoldry-induced lung troubles
- His best friend held the knife!
- Unspecified moral turpitude
- Things never were like they ought to have been round here ever since he came back from the War so changed, mum
- Never went to Eton but tried to be friends with men who went to Eton
- His secrets, what only the boy he brought back with him from Cairo knew the likes of
- The pitiless Sea!
- Jumped off a waterfall
- Wanting something too much until he caught a fever
- What have I done?
- Not talking about his feelings
- Too sensitive to class differences, also a bookcase fell on him
- The sight of how much it still pained her even after all this years
- Fell off a horse for reasons of overweening pride
- Unable to forgive
- Chaste homoeroticism for a schoolfellow who died in the trenches
- That surprise in the corridor
- He always said he never would survive her and ’twas only yesterday she returned his ring to him, I never saw the like of his face when he saw it
Mallory is an Editor of The Toast.
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