Lambert Strether arrives in England as a representative of his benefactress

Lambert Strether arrives in England as a representative of his benefactress

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Unformatted text preview: Lambert Strether arrives in England as a representative of his benefactress, Mrs. Newsome, with the express purpose of convincing her son, Chad Newsome, to leave off the carefree life he has been leading in Europe and return to the family business in Woollett, Massachusetts. Strether, convinced at the start of his journey that his ambassadorial mission is a clear-cut one, soon recognizes the ambiguity of the situation through the comments and questions of his newly found "guide" to Europe, Maria Gostrey. Strether finds Paris filled with "old ghosts," haunting him with memories of his brief honeymoon there many years ago. Soon after arriving, he meets two of Chad's friends, Little Bilham and Miss Barrace. They are full of praise concerning Chad, and Strether becomes further disturbed about the correctness of his mission. When he finally meets Chad, he finds the young man has "been made correctness of his mission....
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