The American Chapter 23 Summary and Analysis

Henry James

Chapter 23 Summary and Analysis

Newman returns to Paris two days after receiving the letter from Mrs. Bread. He is still unsure what exactly he intends to do with the incriminating evidence, but he is enjoying the prospect of revenge. He is not sure how to go about revealing to the Bellegardes what he knows, as he is sure to be denied an audience with them. Sending a letter would lessen the pleasure of vengeance, as he wants to witness in person the destruction of his enemies.

Mrs. Bread soon arrives at his apartments, with the announcement that she has left the Bellegardes and is intent on taking up Newman’s offer of being his housekeeper. She has not, however, announced her intentions to Madame de Bellegarde, but is...

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