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read reader ↠ Daisy Miller Paperback · eyltransferservices µ [BOOKS] ✪ Daisy Miller By Henry James – Eyltransferservices.co.uk Originally published in The Cornhill Magazine in 1878 and in book form in 1879 Daisy Miller brought Henry James his first widespread commercial and critical success The yEs of Switzerland’s Lac Leman is one of James’s most vivid and tragic characters Daisy’s friendship with an American gentleman Mr Winterbourne and her subseuent infatuation with a passionate but impoverished Italian bring to life th Daisy Miller is a short novel that seems to me like a condensed version of The Portrait of a Lady Daisy is a young American girl traveling abroad in Europe with her mother and younger brother Doing what any young American girl would consider normal she is ridiculed and scorned for not adhering to the rigid and uncomprising moral standards and customs that existed in 19th century Europe especially relating to young ladies actions in society James writes his stories in a style that is uniuely his own very verbose some would say but I like his writing and enjoy his stories

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Originally published in The Cornhill Magazine in 1878 and in book form in 1879 Daisy Miller brought Henry James his first widespread commercial and critical success The young Daisy Miller an American on holiday with her mother on the shor Possible spoiler alert so be careful if you might not want to know the full plot Book Review 4 of 5 stars to Daisy Miller by Henry James a story about a free and unattached American girl who is spending some time in Europe after being removed from American society for some time She unwittingly defies the moral code of European society never realizing it until the very end when she dies All throughout the story “Daisy does what she likes responds to what she likes To the world around her she is a young girl an American girl she represents a society and a sex She is expected to be what she appears whether that is an innocent girl or a fallen woman” Allen 337 In America Daisy was free to roam about flirting occasionally with the men Once she enters Rome though her behavior with a “dubious native is in defiance of the system of curfews and chaperons which the society holds dear” Dupee 298 James sets up the plot of the story by having Daisy run into a man who is also an American transplant Frederick Winterbourne a kind free spirited and unemployed gigolo has lived in Europe for uite a few years searching for an older rich woman to marry When he meets Daisy he is immediately intrigued by the “pretty American flirt” James 102 Once this connection is established Daisy’s innocence becomes the focus of the text In the very beginning “when contrary to the code of Geneva Winterbourne speaks to the unmarried Daisy he wonders whether ‘he has gone too far’ When he attempts to classify her she undermines all of his stuffy and inapplicable generalizations He decides that Daisy may be ‘cold’ ‘austere’ and ‘prim’ only to find her spontaneous and as ‘decently limpid as the very cleanest water’” Gargano 314 Daisy and Winterbourne have now established their relationship at this point; They are attracted to one another and would like to go and see the Chateau de Chillon When Winterbourne asks her to go with him Daisy says with some placidity “With me?” Winterbourne responds by respectfully inviting her mother along also However after the flirtatious exchange between the two “Daisy didn’t rise blushing as a young girl at Geneva would have done” James 103 The process in which Daisy loses her innocence begins here However James’s short story is told from the perspective of Winterbourne which overshadows the true story of Daisy’s innocence Readers see and understand Daisy’s actions through Winterbourne’s eyes and actions After Winterbourne leaves town to care for his aunt he and Edna find their way back to each other However Winterbourne is non committal to Daisy because of her flirtatious behavior with him and other men Nevertheless Daisy is not alone when they meet up this time She is dating an Italian man named Giovanelli who is obviously only after her money Daisy continues to see Giovanelli but she also spends some time with Winterbourne Society begins to see that she is involved with both of these two men uite intimately apparently Daisy’s mother thinks she is engaged to Giovanelli but Daisy is also seen out with Winterbourne every once in a while F W Dupee remarks that when society is “judging Daisy’s morals by her manners they imagine the worst and they ostracize her They are wrong” Dupee 299 However “all the chattering tongues of Rome do not bother Daisy She knows that Winterbourne the one person whose opinion she values believes in her innocence and chastity” Buitenhuis 310 Daisy later focuses her thoughts on Giovanelli and ignores Winterbourne even though he has always believed in her innocence and cared for her After losing track of Daisy for uite some time Winterbourne runs across her at the Colosseum in Rome The Colosseum was known to be a place where young lovers would go to experience passion and love Daisy and Giovanelli are standing in the arena when Winterbourne notices them Winterbourne tries to leave without making his presence known but Daisy sees him He asks her if she is engaged to Giovanelli and Daisy tells him that she is Winterbourne at this point believes that Daisy is nothing but a flirt who toys with men’s emotions for her own self interest It was also very dangerous for one to go near the Colosseum at such late hours because it was common for people to catch Roman Fever a form of malaria When Winterbourne tells Daisy this she seems to hardly care at all about getting sick and her actions even lead the readers to believe that she is going there purposely Daisy’s actions appear suicidal Winterbourne is concerned and he “not only expresses his concern for her health so recklessly exposed but by doing so he also lets her see that he has lost faith in her purity” Buitenhuis 310 Shortly after Daisy takes ill and begins to die On her death bed she can only think of telling Winterbourne that she really is not engaged to Giovanelli who skips out on her once she gets sick Daisy eventually dies from the Roman Fever It seems as though “Daisy dies because she cannot be fitted into any European scheme of things” Allen 337 At this point “Winterbourne realizes too late that he could have loved Daisy and that Daisy could have loved him” Buitenhuis 310 It is sad that it has to come to this but society binds women to the strict standards of what they can and cannot do If Daisy was in America she would have gotten away with her behavior but she was in Europe European culture expects women to conform to specific standards Just as Daisy is expected to live by the customs of Europe so is Edna Pontellier from Kate Chopin’s novel The Awakening About Me For those new to me or my reviews here's the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you'll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I've visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Note All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them Many thanks to their original creators

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Daisy MillerE great Jamesian themes of Americans abroad innocence versus experience and the grip of fate As Elizabeth Hardwick writes in her Introduction Daisy Miller “lives on a figure out of literature who has entered history as a name a vision? Henry James in a nutshell This novel contains all typical and topical for him issues to mention only freshness and spontaneity contra preciosity and social niceties differences between young and puritan country and fossilized and sophisticated Old World clash between America and Europe innocence of the first and corruption of the latter though in that particular example we have rather America versus America Daisy Miller a young American stays with her mother and younger brother at a hotel in one of the Swiss resorts Vevey where she is acuainted with Frederick Winterbourne American by birth but European by education and choice The man is smitten with her beauty and unpretentious behavior He considers her a charming couette a flirt even attractive than European ladies he used to know From his censorious aunt he learns however that Daisy is not a good catch and what's even worse due to her overly casual inappropriate manners and reckless behavior she’s considered a thorn in local social scene’s fleshDid I enjoy Daisy Miller? Yes a lot though I perceive it as a prelude to Henry James’ later works portraying an independent and self sufficient protagonists Did I like Daisy? Not that much But my not succumbing to her charm or behaviour had different roots than disliking and ostracism she was subjected to by her compatriots She was too infantine and flirtatious to my liking; you could say that there’s nothing wrong with flirtatiousness agreed but I felt that behind her couettish way of being that could be only a mask nothing really was hidden Daisy was carefree and naïve young girlie not giving a damn what people think of her Very well I liked that particular uality in her for I didn't care about this hypocritical mutual admiration society either but unfortunately I thought she was empty and shallow too Even if at first I was willing to think about her attitude as a façade so why I constantly had the impression that innocence felt like silliness ? Did she discard social restraints ? Yes though rather out of sheer contrariness than conscious choice Was she an innocent victim of the ruthless and snobbish milieu? Yes again but it didn't make her a heroine I would identify withShe was charming spontaneous and easily giving in to a charm of the moment but that's not enough for me I expected complexity here I expected a woman ahead of her times She wanted attention she wanted to shine and she wanted to remain herself Go for it Daisy But constant babbling about nothing and batting your eyelashes or forbidden forays to mark your independence not especially spoke to me Maybe I look at the novel from the wrong angle too contemporary through the times when young unmarried girl on the tryst with handsome foreigner is nothing that scandalous at least in most countries Perhaps if I have changed a perspective I could admit her actions being brave than frivolous? I was looking at her like at rare colourful specimen by some unfortunate accident wrongly placed and not like a person who was to herald a modern and self aware woman For complex and multifaceted personalities in Henry James’ oeuvre I rather look around for Catherine Sloper or Isabel Archer I’m not up to reading too much in symbolism though maybe Daisy and Winterbourne are not that accidental names after all and choosing Coliseum place where people were dying for their beliefs for fateful excursion somewhat appeals to me as well And on reflection that’s not true that Daisy didn’t care about others after all her last words witness that she did care what Winterbourne would think about her And I find it highly ironic if not tragic too355