Daisy Miller
Henry James
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Chapter 1

Daisy Miller opens with the narrator describing its setting. The time is the second half of the nineteenth century; the place is a resort town in S...

Chapter 2

Winterbourne tries to figure out how to approach the young woman. He is well aware of the rules of social interaction which, in his social circle, ...

Chapter 3

Daisy glances over the lake toward the Chateau de Chillon -- a famous, ancient castle on the shore of Lake Geneva. She mentions that she very much ...

Chapter 4

In the afternoon, after Winterbourne’s aunt has gotten over her headache, Winterbourne goes to visit her in her room. Winterbourne’s aunt, whos...

Chapter 5

It is clear that Mrs. Costello does not want to "know" Daisy -- which means she does not want to be formally introduced to her, as Winterbourne had...

Chapter 6

Still, this is nothing compared to his surprise when Daisy asks him to take her out rowing in a boat, right now -- alone, after ten at night! The q...

Chapter 7

Winterbourne does return to Geneva the day after his trip with Daisy, and the story’s action resumes in late January of the following winter. Win...

Chapter 8

Mrs. Miller and Randolph prepare to go back to their hotel, but Daisy announces that she is not going back -- she is going to the Pincio, [a public...

Chapter 9

Winterbourne decides that Daisy can’t possibly be thought of as a really proper young woman -- she lacks "a certain indispensable delicacy." But,...

Chapter 10

The next day, Winterbourne goes to the Millers’ hotel to try to visit Daisy. But she and her mother are both out, and the next day the same thing...

Chapter 11

However, something occurs at the end of the party which -- though it seems tiny -- marks a great change in the way Daisy is treated by the rest of ...

Chapter 12

Winterbourne decides he should try to talk to Mrs. Miller, to give her a hint of what others are saying about her daughter. One afternoon, Winterbo...

Chapter 13

Winterbourne has suddenly realized how dangerous it is for them to be out late at night, since Roman fever is going around -- a dangerous disease w...

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