The Talented Mr. Ripley - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

Paris is just a blur of a train station and awnings, as Tom continues on his journey. Tom promises himself he will return to Paris, but now he is eager to get to Mongibello. When Tom awoke this morning on the train, he overheard two men discussing Pisa. Looking out the window, Tom saw the leaning tower. Tom had always assumed people exaggerated the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but it is all he imagined and more. Tom takes this as a portent that Italy is going to be everything he dreamed. In Naples, the hotel is imposing. Tom would be afraid if Mr. Greenleaf were not footing the bill. He mistakenly orders miniature octopus in the restaurant for dinner. The bus for Mongibello leaves the next day at 11am.

At Mongibello, Tom stops by the Post Office, asking directions to Mr. Greenleaf's house in English. The postmaster...

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