Daisy Miller


Henry James

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Roman fever (malaria)

During the nineteenth century, Rome was considered the crowning destination of the “Grand Tour,” a European voyage undertaken by Britons and Americans. Its many monuments and crumbling ruins made it a quintessential place of Romanticism…

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Eleven O’Clock

Eleven o’clock (at night) is something like a witching hour in the novella. We are told that it is eleven o’clock at three different moments: when Eugenio emerges from the darkness to meet Daisy

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Although Winterbourne, like Daisy, is American, he has lived so long in Geneva that this city serves as his point of reference for evaluating the behavior of Daisy and others. Geneva is referred…

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