Daisy Miller

By Henry James

ISBN: 9781847498656

101 pages

RRP: £4.79

When the young American Frederick Winterbourne meets his compatriot Daisy Miller in the garden of a grand hotel in Switzerland, he is struck by her beauty, but slightly unsettled by her open ways and her flirtatiousness. Undeterred by this and by his aunt’s disapproval, he invites her to join him in a jaunt to a nearby castle, little suspecting that this will set in train a sequence of events that promises to be a source of heartache and disappointment for him, and threatens to compromise his own social acceptability.

One of Henry James’s most enduringly popular works, Daisy Miller, here published in its 1909 version, incorporating the author’s final revisions, is a masterly, psychologically nuanced dissection of social mores and a merciless critique of convention and staid respectability.

Includes 40 pages of critical apparatus on the author’s life and works

Part of 101-Page Classics series of Great Rediscovered Classics

Henry James

Henry James (1843–1916) was a British-based American author, whose realist novels exploring the consciousness of his characters paved the way for the modernist fiction of the 1920s.