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Daisy Miller : a dark comedy of manners

Author: Daniel Mark Fogel
Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers, ©1990.
Series: Twayne's masterwork studies, no. 35.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Daisy Miller, a woman who did as she pleased, but seldom pleased anyone except herself. This classic is about an expatriate American living abroad in Europe with her daffy mother and bratty kid brother. Daisy is very liberated and very much ahead of her time as her behavior scandalizes the Victorian high society of 1878.
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Named Person: Henry James; Henry James; Henry James; Henry James
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Mark Fogel
ISBN: 0805780254 9780805780253 0805779752 9780805779752
OCLC Number: 19970364
Notes: "A Reader's companion to the novel"--Cover.
Description: xvi, 118 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part I: Note on the references and acknowledgments chronology: Henry James's life and works --
Historical context --
The importance of the work --
Critical reception --
Part II: A reading --
Voice and point of view --
Times, names, places, symbols --
Sexual politics and social class --
Plot and structure --
The revision of 1909.
Series Title: Twayne's masterwork studies, no. 35.
Responsibility: Daniel Mark Fogel.

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Daisy Miller, a woman who did as she pleased, but seldom pleased anyone except herself. This classic is about an expatriate American living abroad in Europe with her daffy mother and bratty kid brother. Daisy is very liberated and very much ahead of her time as her behavior scandalizes the Victorian high society of 1878.

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