Read Daisy Miller and Washington Square Online Free - In Henry James''s "Daisy Miller, a young American woman ventures into sophisticated European society, where her naivete provokes scandal and tragedy. Graham Greene called "Washington Square "the only novel in which a man has successfully invaded the feminine field and produced work comparable to Jane Austen''s." Each work weaves an intricate tale of marriage, money, and manners.
|Title||:||Daisy Miller and Washington Square|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
August 05, 2014
I am reviewing here only Daisy Miller as I have read and reviewed Washington Square separately.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this novella but I did expect characters that would grab my attention and make me care about them, their stories, the writing itself, something. Instead, sadly, I foun...
May 02, 2016
My version contains both Washington Square and Daisy Miller; I read Washington Square as a joint read with friends, and we will read Daisy Miller later this year.
Washington Square - a very 'readable' classic for sure. I had wanted to read this ever since reading Reading Lolita in Tehran. Overall...
September 27, 2010
I saw the film version of Washington Square with Olivia DeHavilland and then the stage play with Cherry Jones. Both were extremely good and I thoroughly enjoyed it, but, I think the book provided insight to the minds of the character. The transformation of Catherine, from the shy and timid girl t...
September 22, 2017
The story is told from the perspective of Winterbourne, a 27-year old American man who was educated in Europe, who is currently in Switzerland. He meets a beautiful young American lady, Daisy Miller, and is really quite taken with her.
Daisy first appears to be the typical coquette,...
March 23, 2017
Out of the two stories, I have to say that I liked Washington Square better. It was very much engaging and I was extremely curious to see where it all ends. Catherine was not a regular type of heroine, but the depiction of a real person with no high points in her personality or looks. She found h...
March 19, 2015
Now, this is two short books, combined into one, and let's be honest, Daisy Miller is a story that is read in one sitting. (And if the fact that I read it in one sitting makes me a nerd, so be it.)
Daisy Miller starts with our narrator, Westbourne, meeting a bratty little boy who asks him for su...
February 25, 2011
Daisy Miller was just ok for me but I loved Washington Square.
My heart just goes out plain and lonely Catherine Sloper.
Her days consist of needlework and insults from her stuck up rich father, Dr. Sloper.
When she finally has a chance of finding true love with the dashing Morris Townsend, Dr. S...
August 26, 2007
What a beautiful editorial decision, pairing these two novellas together. James' two complex, well-drawn heroines are seeming opposites; nonetheless they both wrestle with the selfishness of loved ones, and more broadly, with the strict social conventions of Gilded Age America.
September 30, 2014
Very good, both short stories. I especially liked Washigton Square.
July 28, 2017
Expecting more from a classic, I am left only feeling great sadness. Catherine could have been so much more!