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Daisy Miller (1878)

by Henry James

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Daisy is as free as the air, but an innocent abroad. Her life encompasses the tragic difficulties of youth, tradition and love.
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Another example of how the rules of society can weigh you down like an albatross about your neck. Different customs cause misunderstandings that never would have happened if the customs weren't there to begin with. Not a book to read if you want a traditional happy ending. ( )
  EmeraldAngel | Jun 3, 2021 |
Early work of the colossal Henry James, and a great introduction to his recurring themes: Americans in Europe; independent women; and dyspepsia. James himself seemed to spend more time in Europe than in his country of birth, and appears (from his letters) to have battled dyspepsia and anxiety throughout his life, so it's no wonder these themes permeate his work. At the forefront of his oeuvre, however, is the conflict that ensues when a gentlemen projects (then) standard conventions and expectations on a young woman who spurns them all. This is captured beautifully in this brief exchange from this novella:

(Daisy Miller) "I've never allowed a gentleman to dictate to me or to interfere with anything I do."
(Mr. Winterbourne) "I think that's just where your mistake has come in...." ( )
  chrisvia | Apr 29, 2021 |
Read as part of 'Daisy Miller' and 'Washington Square' Barnes & Noble Classics P/B. ( )
  fmc712 | Feb 18, 2021 |
a naive young American woman comes to grief visiting Rome--I first read this when I was in 5th grade, as my school principal let me use some college level English lessons to keep me from being bored.
  ritaer | Jan 6, 2021 |
A very short novella concerning the "outrageous" behaviour of Daisy and the judgments of the society around her. ( )
  Georgina_Watson | Jun 14, 2020 |
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Urban Romantics

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Editions: 190917579X, 1909175803

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