The American Chapter 6 Summary and Analysis

Henry James

Chapter 6 Summary and Analysis

Newman returns to Paris before the end of autumn, where he finds that Tom Tristam has taken upon himself to find Newman apartments suitable to his social position. Mrs. Tristam warns that, if her husband is in charge, the apartments will be hideous. The lodgings that Tristam finds have walls covered in gilt and satin. Newman pronounces them fine, but leaves his belongings unpacked in the drawing room for three months.

Mrs. Tristam visits tells him that she has seen Clair de Cintré coming from confession with red eyes. Claire’s mother and brother are trying to force her to marry again against her will. Newman is shocked that women in Europe are forced to marry men they hate, to which...

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