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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,311 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry James Narrator: Rachel Bladon Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Daisy Miller is the story of an innocent girl's search for love and recognition in a society where respectable behaviour counts for everything. A masterpiece by the great American realist Henry James.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rakesh | 2/13/2014

    " A nice and short story that will surely appeal to people who want to get a better understanding of Europe and Europeans... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alyssa | 2/12/2014

    " Frustrating story but a good read. James is a brilliant writer. It raises questions about what the "American" girl means and who she is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Victoria Olsen | 2/11/2014

    " It's hard to call anything by Henry James a quick and easy read, but this story may come closest. It's beautifully contained and concise: the aptly name Winterbourne meets a charming American girl in Rome, flirts with her, condemns her careless behavior, and regrets it after her death. That's it. We're always in Winterbourne's head and perspective so we're never quite sure of Daisy ourselves, not even at the end when Winterbourne decides that all along she was too innocent to understand the whispers about her. By necessity Daisy is a cipher who swans through scenes as her literary successor Daisy Buchanan will a few generations later. She's all breeze, and the American expatriates in Rome don't know what to make of her. It's a wonderful commentary on the social confusion of the nouveau riche in America as well as class tensions between Americans and Europeans. But James is perhaps most impressive in his sheer restraint. He hardly tips his hand at all: what does he think of Daisy? It's really hard to say. His attitude toward Winterbourne is more obvious: James reveals him to be a prig whose belated appreciation of Daisy is about as stupid as his initial confusion. Winterbourne never seems to notice that he is himself one of the circling men taking advantage of this pretty young thing -- but James does. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melanie | 2/10/2014

    " I really liked it, but it was so frustrating. I hate manipulative flirts. I really hate manipulative flirts. I was frustrated much of the time. But it's a really good book. James explores not only the personality of manipulative flirts, but also the hypocrisy of the "good" people surrounding her. "

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