Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Daisy Miller: A Study by Henry James

Is Annie P. (Daisy) Miller just a free spirited sweet American; genuine and innocent? Or is she a common & vulgar young lady worthy only of contempt and ostracism from her betters? That's a question Winterbourne, whose Aunt strongly objects to any association with her, has been contemplating ever since his first encounter with Daisy, when she agreed to accompany him to the Castle of Chillon, un-chaperoned. While at the Castle, Daisy pouts upon learning Winterbourne must depart for Geneva on the morrow. Winterbourne happily acquiesces to join Daisy and family by Winter in Italy, but is surprised to discover upon his arrival that her familiar attentions have reasserted themselves, now upon a striking young Italian gentleman, whose great pleasure it is to accompany her on moonlit walks, un-chaperoned.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS2116 .D3 1969
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Tracie Hall, Librarian, Law Library
Rating: Recommended

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