Though Strether has been busy helping to entertain the Pococks

Though Strether has been busy helping to entertain the Pococks

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Unformatted text preview: Though Strether has been busy helping to entertain the Pococks, he has not neglected Miss Gostrey. He visited her after Sarah's confrontation, and the following day he describes to her his previous night's meeting with Chad and his second interview with Sarah. Strether announces that the Pococks and Waymarsh have left for Switzerland, and he adds, "Little Bilham also goes. But he of course goes for Mamie." He also reveals that Jim has been to see Madame de Vionnet "by her invitation — all alone." Strether is somewhat evasive in the face of Maria's probings about his feelings for Madame de Vionnet and Mrs. Newsome: He says it's "of no importance that I should know" when asked if he loves Madame de Vionnet. When Maria says that she is considering a summer's leave from Paris, he says, "I want you here." Strether tells her that Sarah has promised him another delay: "They don't says, "I want you here....
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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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