Daisy Miller (Google eBook)

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Harper & bros., 1920 - Americans - 160 pages
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The ending is beautiful and sad. - LibraryThing
The ending seems a bit bizarre. - LibraryThing
... introduction to Henry James. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

Short book about a young American woman visiting Rome. Daisy shocks the upper-class expat community by (gasp) strolling around with a handsome local.Interesting view on how women in "polite society" should behave. I would have rated it higher, but I didn't like the convenient ending. Read full review

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User Review  - Elizabeth (Alaska) - Goodreads

Rather interesting, especially having read it immediately after The House of Mirth. While Wharton's Lily Bart was striving to meet society on its terms, James' Daisy Miller doesn't know that it is ... Read full review

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Page 134 - You were right in that remark that you made last summer. I was booked to make a mistake. I have lived too long in foreign parts." Nevertheless, he went back to live at Geneva, whence there continue to come the most contradictory accounts of his motives of sojourn: a report that he is "studying" hard— an intimation that he is much interested in a very clever foreign lady.
Page 16 - Winterbourne mentally accused it — very forgivingly — of a want of finish. He thought it very possible that Master Randolph's sister was a coquette ; he was sure she had a spirit of her own ; but in her bright, sweet, superficial little visage there was no mockery, no irony. Before long it became obvious that she was much disposed towards conversation. She told him that they were going to Rome for the winter — she and her mother and Randolph. She asked him if he was a
Page 132 - Giovanelli was very pale ; on this occasion he had no flower in his button-hole ; he seemed to wish to say something. At last he said, " She was the most beautiful young lady I ever saw, and the most amiable." And then he added in a moment, " And she was the most innocent.
Page 124 - Daisy's behaviour and the riddle had become easy to read. She was a young lady whom a gentleman need no longer be at pains to respect. He stood there looking at her — looking at her companion, and not reflecting that though he saw them vaguely, he himself must have been more brightly visible.
Page 11 - I imagine that is your fault, not hers," said Winterbourne. The young lady meanwhile had drawn near. She was dressed in white muslin, with a hundred frills and flounces, and knots of pale-colored ribbon. She was bare-headed; but she balanced in her hand a large parasol, with a deep border of embroidery; and she was strikingly, admirably pretty. "How pretty they are!
Page 128 - Daisy, in a little strange tone, " whether I have Roman fever or not!" Upon this the cab-driver cracked his whip, and they rolled away over the desultory patches of the antique pavement. Winterbourne, to do him justice, as it were, mentioned to no one that he had encountered Miss Miller, at midnight, in the Colosseum with a gentleman...
Page 22 - I had seventeen dinners given me; and three of them were by gentlemen," added Daisy Miller. "I have more friends in New York than in Schenectady — more gentlemen friends; and more young lady friends too," she resumed in a moment. She paused again for an instant; she was looking at Winterbourne with all her prettiness in her lively eyes and in her light, slightly monotonous smile. "I have always had," she said, "a great deal of gentlemen's society.
Page 20 - It might have been said of this unknown young lady, who had come and sat down beside him upon a bench, that she chattered. She was very quiet, she sat in a charming tranquil attitude; but her lips and her eyes were constantly moving. She had a soft, slender, agreeable voice, and her tone was decidedly sociable.
Page 46 - Italy. It seems as if there would be so many there," continued Mrs. Miller, with an air of increasing confidence. "Of course we only want to see the principal ones. We visited several in England," she presently added. "Ah yes! in England there are beautiful castles,
Page 4 - There are sights and sounds which evoke a vision, an echo, of Newport and Saratoga. There is a flitting hither and thither of 'stylish...

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Daisy Miller, by Henry James, 1878
The result of my recognizing a few months later the sense of my pencil-mark was the short chronicle of Daisy Miller, which I indited in London the following ...
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Part 1, Ch 1, Daisy Miller, by Henry James, 1878
Last winter I had seventeen dinners given me; and three of them were by gentlemen," added Daisy Miller. "I have more friends in New York than in ...
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Daisy Miller by Henry James - Project Gutenberg
Novel published in 1879. Plain text and zipped versions
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Daisy Miller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Daisy Miller is an 1878 novella by Henry James. It portrays the confused courtship of the eponymous American girl, who is very beautiful, by Winterbourne, ...
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James, Henry : Daisy Miller: A Study
Daisy Miller was, after all, not "bad," but simply a "pretty American flirt." ... Source, Daisy Miller, and Other Stories. Publisher, Oxford Univ. Press ...
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Henry James Daisy Miller Criticism
Henry James Daisy Miller Criticism and Essays. ... The following entry presents criticism of James's novella Daisy Miller. For a complete discussion of ...
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Henry James “Daisy Miller” and Edith Wharton’s “Roman Fever” are extremely ... After reading this story, as well as Daisy Miller, it seems apparent that ...
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