1853262137
Paperback:Daisy Miller : and other stories / Henry James.:1994 Paperback Daisy Miller : and other stories / Henry James.
Daisy Miller : and other stories / Henry James.
Author: James, Henry, 1843-1916.
Publication year: 1994
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ware : Wordsworth Editions,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1853262137 9781853262135 (pbk) :
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American, Daisy Miller, visits Europe with her mother and finds that her freshness and innocence are misinterpreted as immodesty and forwardness. This brings her into conflict with the differences in the two cultural traditions, inviting shock and disaster. With an Introduction and Notes by Pat Righelato, University of Reading. Daisy Miller is one of Henry James's most attractive heroines: she represents youth and frivolity. As a tourist in Italy, her American freedom and freshness of spirit come up against the corruption and hypocrisy of European manners. From its first publication, readers on both sides of the Atlantic have quarrelled about her, defending or attacking the liberties that Daisy takes and the conventions that she ignores. All three tales in this collection, Daisy Miller, An International Episode and Lady Barbarina, express James's most notable subject, 'the international theme', the encounters, romantic and cultural, between Americans and Europeans. His heroes and he
Series title: Wordsworth classics
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