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By Eric L Haralson

ISBN-10: 0816068860

ISBN-13: 9780816068869

Severe significant other to Henry James covers the existence and works of Henry James in addition to the comparable humans, locations, and themes that formed his writing. different beneficial properties during this new identify comprise a chronology of James's lifestyles, bibliographies of his works and of secondary resources, and black-and-white pictures and illustrations, offering crucial historical past for the examine of this literary grasp.

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Newsome. (Chapter 2) The Pococks arrive. Strether is relieved to find himself greeted by Sarah as a trusted friend, which makes him realize how much he hopes to avoid a split with her mother. He also finds Mamie as attractive as ever. Going back across town in a cab with Jim, a plain American businessman who has come over for a “good time,” Strether tries to find out how he stands with Mrs. Newsome at home. Jim assures him that she is “sitting up” for Strether and that therefore he should not go home (334).

Newsome. After a strained, silent dinner with Waymarsh, Strether writes a long reply home, only to tear it up later the same night. Early the next morning, Chad calls at Strether’s hotel and declares that he is ready to sail. However, Strether holds him back—even though this will mean that Mrs. Newsome is likely to send out Chad’s sister, Sarah, and her husband, Jim, to complete the task of bringing Chad home. (Chapter 3) Later the same day, Strether goes to visit Maria Gostrey, newly returned to Paris.

Newsome in his letters. (Chapter 2) Strether meets Jeanne again at a gathering at Chad’s home. He finds her delightfully unspoiled and well bred. Later, Strether finds himself in conversation with Gloriani and then Miss Barrace, whom he asks about the possibility of Madame de Vionnet divorcing in order to marry Chad. Miss Barrace replies that what is remarkable is the power of their relationship without marriage. She also discusses her friendship with Waymarsh, who escorts her around Paris and buys her flowers.

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