Daisy Miller: A Study in Two Parts

Daisy Miller: A Study in Two Parts

by Henry James

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Overview

Daisy Miller is a novella by Henry James that first appeared in Cornhill Magazine in June–July 1878, and in book form the following year. It portrays the courtship of the beautiful American girl Daisy Miller by Winterbourne, a sophisticated compatriot of hers. His pursuit of her is hampered by her own flirtatiousness, which is frowned upon by the other expatriates when they meet in Switzerland and Italy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987077384
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 05/23/2019
Pages: 50
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Date of Birth:

April 15, 1843

Date of Death:

February 28, 1916

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Place of Death:

London, England

Education:

Attended school in France and Switzerland; Harvard Law School, 1862-63

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Daisy Miller 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The text is barely acceptable. There are so many errors that at times the book is impossible to understand.
Luli81 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A short story which deals, as many other novels by James, with the changing role of women in Society and the differences that begun to arise between the old stiff Europe and the America at the end of the XIXth century.Daisy Miller is not like any other heroine of the time, she speaks her mind, defies the imposed roles of propriety and goes unchaperoned with as many gentlemen as she chooses to. Her transparent ways might have found a true companion in the sophisticated American Mr. Winterbourne, but his classical ways and a social disadjustment prevents them from a happy ending.As usual, Henry James presents her feminine character as a limited creature; innocent, stupid and flirtatious. Her lack of intelligence brings her to a fateful destiny which seems to be exposed as a lesson to be learnt for all of us who belong the weak sex.The novel could also be regarded as a cynical account of a decaying society and its hypocritical members. Anyway, I found it preposterous, simple - minded and unidimensional. I don't seem to get into Henry James' style, too misogynist for me!
devenish on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
'Daisy Miller' is a young American girl traveling in Europe with her mother and younger brother. She meets a rather stiff and correct young man,who finds himself attracted to her. Daisy likes him,but it has to be said,is a 'flirt',and is never without a male companion and one usually of a completely unsuitable type. She is snubbed by polite society and finds herself isolated. She spurns advice and ends up dying from fever.This is a little gem of a book which always comes up fresh with each re-reading.
leore_joanne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I didn't like this book too much. Didn't care for the narrator much either.I find 'Turn of the Screw' as a much more well-written Henry James
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why someone would take any time at all to bother doing such a poor job, or attempting to read this offering, is beyond me.
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Worth it to pay for clean edition
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