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Daisy Miller and An International Episode Henry James

Daisy Miller and An International Episode By Henry James

Daisy Miller and An International Episode by Henry James


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Summary

A unique edition of James's two complementary tales, 'Daisy Miller' and 'An International Episode', in which the young American girl irrupts into European society. This edition includes introduction and notes by Adrian Poole, and an Appendix on stage and screen versions of 'Daisy Miller'.

Daisy Miller and An International Episode Summary

Daisy Miller and An International Episode by Henry James

'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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

About Henry James

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).

Table of Contents

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

Additional information

GOR006604929
9780199639885
0199639884
Daisy Miller and An International Episode by Henry James
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2013-06-13
256
N/A
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