Give me your answer do

29 06 2013

Daisy Miller by Henry James


Entertaining-ish novella. Winterbourne is an American in Europe. Takes a fancy to young compatriot Daisy. She’s flirty, his aunt disapproves, things move on as does Winterbourne. To Geneva. Later on they meet in Rome. Daisy seems to be hanging out with lots of Italian chaps. Everyone disapproves. Daisy hooks up with Giovanelli and they visit the Colosseum together where they are spotted by Winterbourne. He berates her for running the risk of catching “Roman Fever”. She then does catch Roman Fever (whatever it actually is) and [spoiler alert] dies. Ah well. Short book. Short life. Some important lessons for Americans on tour.

3 star




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