arrestive

arrestive

(əˈrɛstɪv)
adj
tending to arrest
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In his review of The Joy of Life (1896), one of Wolf's novels without Jewish characters, Zangwill described "the Jewish Authoress" as much more than a "popular 'lady novelist.'" Her work "stands out luminous and arrestive amid the thousand-and-one tales of our over-productive generation," wrote Zangwill, while another review of The Joy of Life concluded with this declaration: "Emma Wolf is not only the best Jewish fiction writer of America, but the peer of the best novelists." (8)
Henry story: the arrestive beginning; the reader's first guess as to how the story will come out; the stage in which the reader discovers that his first forecast is wrong; and the triumphant conclusion, with a sudden surprise.