Daisy Miller

Daisy Miller

eBook - 2008
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Frederick Winterbourne, an American expatriate visiting at Vevey, Switzerland, meets commonplace, newly rich Mrs. Miller from Schenectady, New York, her mischievous small son and her daughter, Daisy, an inscrutable combination of audacity and innocence. The Millers have no perception of the complex code that underlies behavior in European society, and Winterbourne is astonished at the girl's innocent naivete and her mother's unconcern, both of which lead to trouble for Daisy.
Publisher: Salt Lake City : Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, 2008
ISBN: 9781490600284
Characteristics: 1 online resource :,multiple file formats.
Additional Contributors: Project Gutenberg
Recorded Books, LLC.

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Dec 09, 2015

I was anticipating much engagement and enjoyment from this work, the second I had read from James (the first was 'Lesson of the Master'), and found it rather disappointing. Its more like a high-schooler's rather decent and competent try at a novella.

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e_long
Apr 01, 2013

I think most prof's have us read this not because it necessarily holds up today, but because it was James's first "hit" and because Daisy was a new type in literature. The problem with new "types" is that soon they are over-used and don't hold up.

This is still an enjoyable (and quick) introduction into Henry James. If you don't like his stuff, you won't like this.

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julia_sedai
Sep 22, 2012

We studied this story for my American Lit. class at university and I couldn't help but be annoyed at Daisy throughout the story. However, my prof was trying to show how amazing and iconoclastic she was. I guess it's something you have to discover for yourself.

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