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"Rencontre" by William Dean Howells is a beautifully written novel that explores the complexities of human relationships and the impact of unexpected encounters on our lives. The author masterfully weaves together the stories of various characters, drawing readers into their world and making them feel as though they are right there alongside them.

The character development in this novel is outstanding, with each character having their own unique voice and personality that adds depth to the overall story. The interactions between the characters feel authentic and relatable, making it easy for readers to become emotionally invested in their journeys.

One of the most compelling aspects of this novel is the way in which Howells explores themes of love, loss, and redemption. The emotional depth and honesty with which these themes are portrayed make this novel a truly moving and unforgettable read.

Overall, "Rencontre" is a thought-provoking and poignant novel that will linger in the minds of readers long after they have finished it. William Dean Howells has once again proven himself to be a master storyteller, and this novel is sure to resonate with anyone who enjoys a well-crafted and emotionally resonant story.

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Kitty Ellison, orpheline vit avec la famille de son oncle dans l'Etat de New York. En voyage, sur le bateau à vapeur quittant le Québec pour remonter le Saguenay, elle fait la connaissance de l'aristocrate Miles Arbuton de Boston. Il s'éprend de la jeune fille et la demande en mariage. Kitty est consciente de leur différence de milieu, mais accepte sa proposition. Quand des amis aristocrates de Arbuton les rejoignent, celui-ci change de comportement. - Summary by Margot

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