Daisy Miller and Other Stories Henry James Jean Gooder
  • Title: Daisy Miller and Other Stories
  • Author: Henry James Jean Gooder
  • ISBN: 9780192835437
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback
  • Daisy Miller and Other Stories Henry James Jean Gooder Daisy Miller and Other Stories Daisy Miller is a fascinating portrait of a young woman from Schenectady New York who traveling in Europe runs afoul of the socially pretentious American expatriate community in Rome First publish
    Daisy Miller is a fascinating portrait of a young woman from Schenectady, New York, who, traveling in Europe, runs afoul of the socially pretentious American expatriate community in Rome First published in 1878, the novella brought American novelist Henry James 1843 1916 , then living in London, his first international success Like many of James s early works, it portr Daisy Miller is a fascinating portrait of a young woman from Schenectady, New York, who, traveling in Europe, runs afoul of the socially pretentious American expatriate community in Rome First published in 1878, the novella brought American novelist Henry James 1843 1916 , then living in London, his first international success Like many of James s early works, it portrays a venturesome American girl in the treacherous waters of European society a theme that would culminate in his 1881 masterpiece, The Portrait of a Lady On the surface, Daisy Miller unfolds a simple story of a young American girl s willful yet innocent flirtation with a young Italian, and its unfortunate consequences But throughout the narrative, James contrasts American customs and values with European manners and morals in a tale rich in psychological and social insight A vivid portrayal of Americans abroad and a telling encounter between the values of the Old and New Worlds, Daisy Miller is an ideal introduction to the work of one of America s greatest writers of fiction.
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    1. Henry James, OM, son of theologian Henry James Sr brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American born author, one of the founders and leaders of a school of realism in fiction He spent much of his life in England and became a British subject shortly before his death He is primarily known for a series of major novels in which he portrayed the encounter of America with Europe His plots centered on personal relationships, the proper exercise of power in such relationships, and other moral questions His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allowed him to explore the phenomena of consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting.James insisted that writers in Great Britain and America should be allowed the greatest freedom possible in presenting their view of the world, as French authors were His imaginative use of point of view, interior monologue and unreliable narrators in his own novels and tales brought a new depth and interest to realistic fiction, and foreshadowed the modernist work of the twentieth century An extraordinarily productive writer, in addition to his voluminous works of fiction he published articles and books of travel writing, biography, autobiography, and criticism,and wrote plays, some of which were performed during his lifetime with moderate success His theatrical work is thought to have profoundly influenced his later novels and tales.


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    1. A collection of four stories by Henry James Daisy Miller, Pandora, The Patagonia, and Four Meetings.Daisy Miller Daisy Miller is a young American woman traveling in Europe She is confident and carefree, and enjoys the company of men, which causes her to become the topic of speculation, as it is not proper for a young woman to behave in such a way One of her friendships is with Mr Winterbourne, an American gentleman Told from Winterbourne s point of view, this short story was an interesting look [...]

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    2. Henry James um escritor muito detalhado, na minha opini o As suas descri es s o um pouco ma adoras, e estive quase a desistir da leitura desta obra devido a esse pormenor Penso que deve se ao facto deste livro ser uma colect nea de v rias hist rias Mas felizmente as duas ltimas conquistaram.Ambas se referem aos costumes e cr ticas da sociedade inglesa Henry James americano, no entanto viveu grande parte da sua vida em Londres As suas obras espelham as diferen as entre o mundo americano e o mundo [...]

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    3. What is book does really well in the three short stories contained in it is compare the upper echelons of British and European society with American society in the last quarter of the nineteenth century The title story which is seen from the viewpoint of an admirer, I found quite engaging and actually found myself feeling the pangs of jealousy that the admirer experiences The first tale has Switzerland and Italy as the backdrops The tale unfolds gently with a twist at the end that the reader mus [...]

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    4. Cartea con ine 7 nuvele, care se citesc destul de u or i sunt interesante, cel pu in, vor p rea a a celor care ador literatura clasic , literatura sec XIX Mi am dorit demult s citesc Daisy Miller i mai nu am dat cartea necitit la un eveniment, dar totu i intui ia mi a spus s o p strez Desigur, a fost decizia corect , pentru c al turi de Daisy Miller mi au pl cut aproape toate povestirile, n special Scrisorile lui Aspern, care mi a fi dorit s fie mai lung de 100 de pagini Pe l ng c l toriile n ti [...]

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    5. This book contains some excellent short stories, all about the concept of the new woman in American history James brilliantly portrays the anxieties and misunderstandings concerning the newer generation, as well as inserting his own criticism on the attitudes of the traditional, established generation I particularly liked how the short stories were arranged, each one vaguely related to the previous one in a fun and interesting way.

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    6. I have decided not to finish this right now because I honestly am just not feeling like reading it and it has been a few months since I last picked it up.

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    7. Giving the book four stars may be a little generous, but the last story is what changed my mind Daisy Miller and Other Stories consists of four of Henry James s short stories, Daisy Miller, Pandora, The Patagonia, and Four Meetings Overall I found his dialouge great, his writing interesting, but his characters infuriating He also doesn t appear to believe in happy endings, as all the girls seem to be disgraced or die His view of the females in general seems to be that they are petty, naive, freq [...]

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    8. i really liked daisy miller, and the second story wasn t bad either but i couldn t get into the third story, i felt like it was taking forever to start and with 6 short chapters it s ridiculous to not be able to get through the first 9 or 10 pages in 2 days, i just gave up on it, i might right read it some day but not any time soon, i hear that james s writing style changes through the years so i think the style of daisy miller is just a little to my taste, i ve even read the first chapter of a [...]

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    9. Stories included in the collection Daisy Miller 2 stars An International Episode 2.5 stars Lady Barbarina 2.5 stars

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    10. Daisy Miller was written years ago even now in present time, girls women like her, continue to be frowned upon by society after reading this, readers will notice, not much has changed

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    11. Review based on Daisy Miller alone.

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    12. Gdy my limy o realizmie w literaturze prze omu XIX i XX wieku, o komentarzu spo ecznym dotycz cym tak Amerykan w, jak i Europejczyk w, wreszcie o skoncentrowaniu na psychologii postaci, w tym psychologii kobiety i dziecka, do g owy przyj mo e tylko jedno nazwisko Henry James, autor ponad dwudziestu powie ci i przesz o stu opowiada , pisarz w r wnej mierze ameryka ski, co brytyjski, krytyk literacki, wymieniany obok Joyce a, Prousta i To stoja jako jeden z tych prozaik w, kt rzy niezas u enie nie [...]

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    13. Daisy Miller published 1878 Daisy Miller is a young American woman who is traveling in Europe with her mother and young brother An American man who has been living in Europe for several years and has adapted to the culture meets her brother first and then Daisy He is instantly smitten with her looks and intrigued by her demeanor Daisy is the billboard image of the slang term American Girl She is original, not refined and educated, new money, independent, does not think about her difference in th [...]

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    14. The way Henry James writes about women makes me think anachronistically about the MPDG tropeunderline worthy bits He had a great relish for feminine beauty he was addicted to observing and analysing it and as regards this young lady s face he made several observations It was not at all insipid, but it was not exactly expressive and though it was eminently delicate, Winterbourne mentally accused it very forgivingly of a want of finish He thought it very possible that Master Randolph s sister was [...]

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    15. Startling to find Henry James dialogue that made me think of J.D Salinger In the title story, there is a quickness, a lightness, even some rule breaking discarding of punctuation, that mirror Daisy Miller s own vivaciousness, and her penchant for bending and breaking rules I had forgotten that Henry James could write this way Only 84 pages long, but surprisingly dense in character development, while nonetheless dancing in its movement toward the climax There are many contrasts reflected in these [...]

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    16. Na prze omie XIX i XX wieku tw rczo pisarza z pewno ci robi a wi ksze wra enie amaniem wczesnych literackich konwencji czy prze amuj c spo eczno obyczajowe tabu, dzisiejszego czytelnika niewiele ju jest w stanie zaskoczy czy zszokowa , w przypadku prozy Jamesa zreszt nie wydaje si to konieczne Tym, co i dzi broni t znakomit proz s wysoki styl, pog bione portrety psychologiczne i wyrazisto postaci, przenikliwo w kre leniu sytuacji oraz pewna uniwersalno w obna aniu ludzkich charakter w i przemy l [...]

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    17. A compilation of four stories connected by the common thread of a shift in the socioeconomic paradigms of the American social classes of the later 19th Century and its effect on tourism to Europe as well as the European viewpoint of quaint or newly made Americans among other things Quite certainly, the class dynamics and the cultural differences between Europe and America and even within their own stratifications in these stories were interesting, even if the payoff of the stories was sometimes [...]

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    18. Most people recommend embarking on James at the beginning, when he was accessible, and I thought it wisest to act on their advice The three novellas and one long story collected here are a good sampling of his early to middle work first publication dates range from 1877 to 1888 and all deal in various ways with his favourite theme of European American differences in manners and attitudes.Daisy Miller is the novella which made James name on both sides of the Atlantic Easy to see why it s subtle [...]

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    19. Daisy Miller is Henry James perfection the terse, idiosyncratic dialogue, the ambivalent narrative point of view, the suspension of judgment about the main character who eludes us, and those sentences that drive the nail into the coffin The worst of all to read even if you know what s coming A week after this the poor girl died So much for Daisy And the way until the end we are never sure what to think of Daisy, in the same conundrum as Winterbourne is she innocent or a flirt What s so reductive [...]

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    20. Whether or not you like Henry James and for the most part, I don t , Daisy Miller is one of the finest short novels long stories in the English language It isn t so much the writing, as the creation of a complete, detailed, extraordinary, wayward character who bucks all conventions, not by choice but by inherent necessity Daisy cannot conform she has no control over who she is, a pure life force in a a realm of social conventions that cannot and will not deal with unconstrained enthusiasm for ex [...]

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    21. I barely remembered this from a long ago reading didn t recall than did, in fact and I cut it down a star as I wasn t as taken with the reality as with the too faded first experience This visit simply found me a bit unmoved sad, yes, and Daisy out of control for her own times in America let alone loose in Europe What was the mother doing Thinking Bratty little brother obnoxious Americans I rather suspect that then as now there are those who fit stereotypical descriptions and those who do not fi [...]

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    22. At times the bland prose sprinkled with some fancy mostly French words manages to be elegant or funny The international theme is laid out too explicitly, but that isn t something to hold against James otherwise, the social conventions of the time wouldn t be understood when reading the book today Out of the three novellas, Daisy Miller s probably the best one, with Daisy s lively, sketchy quality and the strategic use of Central Intelligence to speak in its favour An International Episode and La [...]

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    23. The four stories, Daisy Miller, Pandora, The Patagonia and Four Meetings, are all quite similar yet different enough to know that you are reading four different books All of them centre around men and their understanding and interactions with women in the 1870 s Of course, women are very different today and society has changed, however you gain a good insight into the societal norms of the day, some of which men today could learn from, although some of them need to stay in the late 19th century [...]

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    24. oh daisyyou dirty bitchdaisy miller is an excellent example of the dangers of a pithy floral nickname and new money if you want to know why classy europeans hate american tourists, read this novellare, annie p miller is your average american flirt, taking unspeakable formalities by inviting herself to go castle hunting with the appropriately named, psychic vampire winterbourne, but does she deserve to get roman fever and lose her petals in most tedious and tawdry ways yeah, kind of one is really [...]

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    25. No me atrevo a darle una valoraci n a este libro, por muy subjetiva y basada en mi experiencia personal que sea dicha valoraci n, porque tengo la sensaci n de que ste no ha sido el momento adecuado para leer a este autor He acabado con una ligera idea de por d nde van las historias de Henry James, pero siento que no he llegado a comprenderlas del todo Dentro de un tiempo, supongo, volver a coger este libro y entonces, quiz s, me atreva a plantearme si me ha gustado o no PD No considerar a esto u [...]

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    26. I would wish I could warm up to H James s writings as this man spoke about important issues of the time perverted and corrupt society, a decline of the morals and so on.And there s always a feminine figure in his writings, a victim There s no much difference in this volume of stories, beginning with the Daisy Miller , I wasn t too keen about it, but I like the one about the hidden letters his story and novels are always depressing, but that one is high up there in terms of making the reader feel [...]

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    27. Four stories about young women who are somehow on the make Daisy Miller is brilliant, The Patagonia is later James, which in my book generally, and indeed in this case also, means better The other two stories aren t quite as good Four meetings is a bit too schematic, although the young lady is the most heart breaking of them all Pandora just isn t very good, and probably could have been left out of the collection with little or no loss of enjoyment for you, the reader.

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    28. Just Daisy Miller Rad Spoilers now Daisy, an American abroad, runs around inappropriately with an Italian man Winterbourne, a fellow American, watches and tries to figure out whether or not she s innocent until it finally occurs to him that she doesn t care what he thinks She gets malaria and dies, but not before seeing the Colosseum at night Slow at first but totally exciting toward the end.

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    29. I never was a fan of Henry James, and reading this book again did not conviced me to become one I am really annoyed of the dull characters and boring conversation that all short novels of this writer have plenty The main thing that lacks in Mr James s writings is the conflict At least this is my main opinion.

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    30. Daisy Miller was Henry James s most commercially successful book But as a work, it is an engaging and painful read James is merciless in the exercise of his craft staying true to the realities of social convention The ending is melodramatic but feels almost appropriate when read against its environment.

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