Strether and Chad go to Madame de Vionnet's apartment that afternoon. While his hostess and Chad talk, Strether's attention is devoted to the apartment. Madame de Vionnet's possessions are not "vulgarly numerous, but hereditary cherished charming." The general result of all is an "air of supreme respectability, the consciousness . . . of private honour . . . a strange blank wall for his adventure to have brought him to break his nose against." After a few minutes, Chad announces that he has an appointment elsewhere and leaves Strether alone with Madame de Vionnet. The house seems to Strether in the style of "the ancient Paris that he was always looking for." Madame de Vionnet seems to blend with the surroundings. She tells him that it is her wish that she, her daughter, and Strether become friends. The conversation turns to Mrs. Newsome,
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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.