I know a woman who has, several times, been driven to the brink of paralytic rage by the way her books have been received.
paralytic Child Walking on All Fours (from Muybridge), from that year, is a fine example of this stylistic shift.
paralytic par·a·lyt·ic (par'ə-lĭt'ĭk)
Of or relating to paralysis.
Affected with paralysis.