Eliza Frye has a wicked and delightful graphic story in Narrative, giving her leading lady a Madame X-like profile, and with it a somewhat Madame X-like story. (No, Madame X was not murdered, but her affairs did get her into trouble.) This reminded me how I’d always wanted to read this. Did you know that, aside from her tumultuous love life, Virginie Gautreau was known for having excellent avant-garde taste? She powdered her skin lavender!