The American - Chapters XXIII and XXIV Summary & Analysis

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Chapters XXIII and XXIV Summary

In chapter twenty-three, Mrs. Bread moves into Newman's home in Paris. Newman receives her as he had promised. Newman learns from Mrs. Bread that Claire has refused to see any members of her family. Mrs. Bread does tell Newman the location of the convent that Claire has joined. She also tells him about a public chapel located on the grounds where worshipers can hear the nuns singing. Mrs. Tristam arranges to get Newman into one of these services so he might be able to catch a glimpse of Claire or hear her voice.

In chapter twenty-four, Newman attends a service at the chapel at Claire's convent. When Newman leaves the chapel, he notices that Urbain and his mother have just entered the chapel, possibly with the same purpose as Newman. As Newman leaves the convent grounds, he...

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