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The Bloody Chamber Summary & Study Guide

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"The Bloody Chamber" begins with the narrator on her wedding night, traveling by train from Paris to her new home. Her husband is asleep near her, and she, a young pianist, lies sleepless, not knowing what to expect of her married life. She recounts their speedy courtship. Her husband, a marquis who is much older than she and much richer than she, had three wives before her— an opera diva, an artist's model, and a countess— all of whom died under mysterious circumstances.

The couple disembarks the train at dawn and are taken to the Marquis's castle, which is on an island. However, the husband must attend to some business before they can commence their honeymoon. While he is gone, she discovers an out-of-tune piano in the conservatory and a library that includes many volumes of pornography. Her husband returns to find her perusing...

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