Hildred Castaigne is a young man who lives in New York City whose life changes drastically after he falls from his horse and injures his head. Castaigne gets unjustly confined to a mental institution, where Dr. Archer treats him. However, the doctor soon realizes, that this is a mistake and the young man's condition is not as bad as he was told. During Hildred's treatment, the United States have prospered and improved their infrastructure, a new aristocratic elite has been formed and suicide has been legalized.
Who is responsible for Hildred Castaigne's wrong diagnosis? How will Castaigne adapt to the new society? Who is the "Repairer of Reputation" and will he help Castaigne? Find all the answers in Robert William Chambers' short story 1895 "The Repairer of Reputations".