The American Chapter 11 Summary and Analysis

Henry James

Chapter 11 Summary and Analysis

Newman realizes that since he has returned to Paris from his summer travels, he has not resumed his lessons or his relationship with M. Nioche. The Frenchman, however, takes it upon himself to make the first move and comes to Newman's apartments. The “little capitalist,” as M. Nioche is called, feels he is still in debt to the American and must redeem it for his own honor. Little has changed as far as M. Nioche's outward appearance, but his spirits are obviously the worse for wear. Newman asks about his daughter, but M. Nioche states that he can do nothing with her. She goes to the Louvre daily, but does not do any work. Instead of working to fulfill her agreement of paintings for Newman, she does...

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