Study Questions 1 What kind of character is Winterbourne? How might James have presented him differently if he had intended him to be a romantic hero?
Written nearly thirty years after the original publication, the account is not very illuminating. James tells the anecdote on which he based him story, and explains that it was published in Cornhill after being rejected by a Philadelphia magazine.
To this he replied that "my supposedly typical little figure was of course pure poetry, and had never been anything else. It is preserved in a memoir of Mrs. Lynn Linton, together with Mrs. Lynn Linton was a well-known English novelist and journalist.
James, As a very warm dispute about your intention in Day Miller was one among other causes why I have lost the most valuable intellectual friend I ever had, I do not think you will grudge me half a dozen words to tell me what you did really wish your readers to understand, so that I may set myself right or give my opponent reason.
I will not tell you which side I took, as I want to be completely fair to him. Did you mean us to understand that Daisy went on in her mad way with Giovanelli just in defiance of public opinion, urged thereto by the opposition made and the talk she excited?
Was she obstinate and defying, or superficial and careless? The entire section is 1, words. Volpe essay date Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.Daisy Miller Henry James The following entry presents criticism of James's novella Daisy Miller. See also, The Turn of the Screw Criticism. Considered one of the greatest novelists of the English language, James was also an accomplished writer of short fiction.
Daisy Miller tries to live life as the new woman that sways the ideas and perspective of the nineteenth century role of a young lady. She accomplishes the role of the new woman by constantly defying society and doing what she feels is morally acceptable rather than others suggestions.
As is the case with most self-expression, F. Scott Fitzgerald used his writing in an attempt to make sense of the world and to share that understanding with his audience. Directory of teaching and learning resources, including lesson plans, teaching guides, study guides, reading guides, discussion guides, litplans & more.
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See also: Books Written by Freedom Movement Veterans Book Titles Grouped by Subject Film, Videos & Audio Movement-Related Web Links. SOURCE: A preface to Daisy Miller, Pandora, The Patagonia and Other Tales, Charles Scribner's Sons, , pp.
v-viii. [In the following excerpt, James discusses the inspiration for his novella.