The Golden Bowl Book 1, Chapters 5-6 Summary

Henry James

Book 1, Chapters 5-6 Summary

As they had planned when meeting at Mrs. Assingham’s home, Charlotte Stant and the prince go shopping for Maggie’s wedding gift. Charlotte mentions the many times in Rome when the two of them had gone shopping; the prince was able to make bargains on many items Charlotte still has. The prince admits that he does not go shopping in London because he finds the experience there boring. They agree to go to shopping districts where the prince has not gone with Maggie, preferring out-of-the-way places where Maggie would not go and no one who would know either the prince or Charlotte would see them together. They have not told Maggie they were going shopping together. Charlotte confesses she has asked the Prince to accompany her on...

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