OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Daisy Miller and an International Episode

ISBN : 9780199639885

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¥1,276
Author: 
Henry James; Adrian Poole
Pages
256 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
137 x 196 mm
Pub date
Jun 2013
Series
Oxford World's Classics
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an inscrutable combination of audacity and innocence'

Young Daisy Miller perplexes, amuses, and charms her stiff but susceptible fellow-American, Frederick Winterbourne. Is she innocent or corrupt? Has he lived too long in Europe to judge her properly? Amid the romantic scenery of Lake Geneva and Rome, their lively, precarious relationship develops to a climax in the Colosseum at midnight. The tale gave James his first popular success, yet some compatriots detected treachery in its portrayal of young American womanhood. James responded with 'An International Episode', which exposes a couple of English gentlemen to the charm and wit of American sisters in Newport, RI and then in London. Independently read, these short masterpieces probe the manners and morals of a newly emergent transatlantic world. Together they shed light on each other, demonstrating the range of James's own manners, from sharp satire and buoyant comedy to complex, perhaps even tragic, pathos.

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Index: 

Introduction
Note on the Texts
Select Bibliography
Chronology
'Daisy Miller'
'An International Episode'
Appendix 1: extracts from James's Prefaces for the New York Edition
Appendix 2: stage and film versions of 'Daisy Miller'
Appendix 3: variant readings
Explanatory Notes

About the author: 

Adrian Poole has written extensively on Henry James and has edited What Maisie Knew, The American, Washington Square, and The Aspern Papers and Other Stories for Oxford World's Classics. He is the editor of the Cambridge Companion to English Novelists (2009), The Oxford Book of Classical (2005).

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