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1929. American-born writer, gifted with talents in literature, psychology, and philosophy. James wrote 20 novels, 112 stories, 12 plays and works of literary criticism. Among James's most famous literary works are The Europeans, the critically acclaimed Washington Square, The Bostonians, The Turn of the Screw. In his commercially successful novel, Daisy Miller, James ...more
Hardcover, 218 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1878)
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Cameron
Oct 30, 2013 Cameron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These novellas explore two sides of the modern young American woman of Henry James's day. The beautiful title character of Daisy Miller laughs at the traditional proprieties of good society, choosing to spend her time with whoever takes her fancy. We see her through the eyes of Winterbourne, a Europeanised American, who oscillates between his attraction for her and his disapproval of her behaviour. His question is the one the reader shares: is Daisy a naïve innocent or a vulgar flirt?

While Daisy
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Nov 30, 2015 Sabrina Davis rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 15, 2014 Stephanie Kelley rated it really liked it
"daisy miller" is brilliant because of its subtlety; "an international episode" is brilliant because of its total lack of subtlety. both together are just lovely.
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Henry James, OM, son of theologian Henry James Sr., brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American-born author, one of the founders and leaders of a school of realism in fiction. He spent much of his life in England and became a British subject shortly before his death. He is primarily known for a series of major novels in which he portrayed the ...more
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