Daisy Miller by Henry James

Daisy Miller

byHenry James

Kobo ebook | November 27, 2011

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pubOne.info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. At the little town of Vevey, in Switzerland, there is a particularly comfortable hotel. There are, indeed, many hotels, for the entertainment of tourists is the business of the place, which, as many travelers will remember, is seated upon the edge of a remarkably blue lake— a lake that it behooves every tourist to visit. The shore of the lake presents an unbroken array of establishments of this order, of every category, from the “grand hotel” of the newest fashion, with a chalk-white front, a hundred balconies, and a dozen flags flying from its roof, to the little Swiss pension of an elder day, with its name inscribed in German-looking lettering upon a pink or yellow wall and an awkward summerhouse in the angle of the garden. One of the hotels at Vevey, however, is famous, even classical, being distinguished from many of its upstart neighbors by an air both of luxury and of maturity. In this region, in the month of June, American travelers are extremely numerous; it may be said, indeed, that Vevey assumes at this period some of the characteristics of an American watering place
Title:Daisy MillerFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 27, 2011Language:English

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ISBN - 10:2819923933

ISBN - 13:9782819923930

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from The dangers of flirting This story centres around the dangers of flirting (especially by and with American girls). I had to read it for a university class, and although I probably wouldn't have chosen it for leisure, I enjoyed it for what it was worth.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from NOT ONE OF HIS BEST (but then again, they are so few) I have never been able to understand literary communities’ obsession with Henry James; and the fact that he is place is secure in the so-called “Classic” shelves, further makes me more sceptical as to how or why certain books are considered “classics.” I can perfectly understand the comment by that great Russian-American writer, Vladimir Nabokov, when referring to the works of James said, “I really dislike him intensely.” Do not misunderstand me: some of his works are wonderful, his sentences here and there are memorable, and his observations on Europe and Britain through American eyes can be occasionally captivating, but his prose is tiresome, most of his sentences never seem to end (mostly replete with commas, and semi-colons), some paragraphs cover almost two pages. His novella, “Daisy Miller” first gave James a commercial success, and he became known as one of the great writers of his time. (Though needless to say that I fiercely disagree since his contemporaries included Oscar Wilde and Thomas Hardy.) It is a story of a tempestuous American girl who is capable of shocking traditional society of Europe. A novella exaggeratedly and needlessly praised! The last word must be given to Oscar Wilde, who said that James writes “fiction as if it were a painful duty.”
Date published: 2013-01-26