One week later

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One week later, Strether goes with Chad to a party at the home of Gloriani, a famous  sculptor, in order to meet Madame de Vionnet and her daughter, who will also be there.  The home and garden impress Strether very strongly, and he feels under a formidable  "assault of images." Gloriani, too, makes a deep impression on him; the sculptor's eyes  seem to Strether "the source of the deepest intellectual sounding to which he had ever  been exposed." It is in this atmosphere and among people "tremendously alien, alien to  Woollett" that Strether asks Bilham if Madame de Vionnet and her daughter are "the  virtuous attachment." Bilham acknowledges this and tells Strether that Madame de  Vionnet's husband is not dead. Strether assumes, then, that it is the daughter whom  Chad loves. Miss Barrace comes up to join the conversation, and they speak further about Madame 
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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