The American - Chapters XIII and XIV Summary & Analysis

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Chapters XIII and XIV Summary

Although he claims not to be in love with Claire, Newman visits her in her home often in chapter thirteen. While there he is also often required to spend time with Claire's mother. Newman describes Madame de Bellegarde to Mrs. Tristam as an old sinner. He believes she bears the personality of one who might have murdered someone in the past. Newman indicates that although he believes the Madame de Bellegarde is cruel, he cannot stand Urbain. Newman gets the feeling from Urbain that he might be the type of person who would do something completely underhanded with no good reason or motive.

One day while Newman is waiting to visit with Claire, he has the opportunity to meet an older servant lady named Mrs. Bread. Mrs. Bread tells Newman that she has been with the Bellegarde...

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