Daisy Miller

Daisy Miller

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Originally published in The Cornhill Magazine in 1878 and in book form in 1879, Daisy Miller brought Henry James his first widespread commercial and critical success. The young Daisy Miller, an American on holiday with her mother on the shores of Switzerland’s Lac Leman, is one of James’s most vivid and tragic characters. Daisy’s friendship with an American gentleman, Mr. Winterbourne, and her subsequent infatuation with a passionate but impoverished Italian bring to life the great Jamesian themes of Americans abroad, innocence versus experience, and the grip of fate. As Elizabeth Hardwick writes in her Introduction, Daisy Miller “lives on, a figure out of literature who has entered history as a name, a vision.”

Title:Daisy Miller
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781592243006
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    Daisy Miller Reviews

  • Henry Avila

    Customs of different countries and people seem of little importance today to many, we are basically the same , underneath... all humans, yet language, religion, history or even weather and geographic ...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    ‎Daisy Miller, Henry JamesOriginally published in The Cornhill Magazine in 1878 and in book form in 1879, Daisy Miller brought Henry James his first widespread commercial and critical success. The y...

  • James

    Possible spoiler alert so be careful if you might not want to know the full plot. Book Review 4 of 5 stars to Daisy Miller by Henry James, a story about a free and unattached American girl ...

  • Duane

    Daisy Miller is a short novel that seems to me like a condensed version of The Portrait of a Lady. Daisy is a young American girl traveling abroad in Europe with her mother and younger brother. Doing ...

  • Lea

    “I have never allowed a gentleman to dictate to me, or to interfere with anything I do.”This short novel is an interesting exploration of the nature of freedom of women in face of social conventio...

  • Fred

    This little story catalyzed a lot of late 19th century debate about American values and European values and--particularly--the confident, un-blushing American girl who is not inclined to conform to th...

  • Jean-Luke

    It is as impossible for me to read anything about the Castle of Chillon and not think of Muriel Spark's The Finishing School as it for me to read about Rome and not recall Patricia Highsmith's The Tal...

  • Kalliope

    WINTRY DAISIES I rarely discuss plot, and doing so in a book on which so much has been written, seems to me like jumping into a bottomless pit.But I was sad, no; I ought to say that it irked me tha...

  • Alex

    It's so hard, when you are a pretty young lady, to find any old closeted priggish gentlemen to warn you that you're about to die of flirting. "But what," you always find yourself wondering, "Would a m...

  • Agnieszka

    Henry James in a nutshell. This novel contains all typical and topical for him issues, to mention only freshness and spontaneity contra preciosity and social niceties, differences between young and pu...