Barchester Towers - Study Guide Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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The Bishop and Bertie introduce themselves, though the Bishop is unsure of Bertie's identity and thinks he and the signora are foreign guests. Bertie engages the Bishop in a very interesting conversation about his various religious conversions. The signora is laid out on a sofa. In order to get around the sofa, Bertie pushes it to the side, unintentionally sending it flying and tearing the dress of Mrs. Proudie, who was standing next to it. Mrs. Proudie, already angry at being slighted by the signora, leaves to repair her dress. The Bishop sits down to talk with the signora, still unaware of who she is. When Mrs. Proudie returns, the Bishop leaves the signora and finally, via his daughter, learns who the signora and Bertie are.

The Bishop tries to have polite conversations with the local clergyman but Bertie keeps interrupting them by attacking all British institutions...

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