Publish date: September 1st 2003
Publisher: Wildside Press
Pages no: 164
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Classic Literature
, 19th Century
, Short Stories
With my secondhand e-reader I've finally been able to make use of the amazing resource known as Project Gutenberg. I'd a hankering for Henry James for a few weeks before I decided to dabble with 'Daisy Miller'. I didn't know what I was expecting, obviously, because for all of its short length there ...
Kurz. Das ist die gute Nachricht. Sonst eine allzu bekannte Geschichte, nur aus neuer Perspekive. Da es keinerlei Erklärung für Daisys Betragen gibt, war sie mir schnell lästig. Eine nervige Göre. Ebenso der Bruder. Sollte das etwa charmant sein? Und warum dieser Winterbourne so entzückt war, ist mi...
A pointless story? What I don't enjoy, is when someone gives me details of someone I have no attachment to, and I am expected to care. Daisy was a horrid young lady who simply made a show of herself, then died. And?
I wrote a nice little review of this and of course lost it. Maybe later.
I understand that, for the time period, it was a provocative piece on the differences between American and European values. I also understand that Henry James was an Anglophile and he eventually immigrated to England, so his appreciation of British rigidity and his impatience with American nonchalan...