Friday, July 8, 2011

Book 94: Daisy Miller and Book Stats.

Title: Daisy Miller
Author: Henry James (1843-1916)

First Published: 1878/9
My Edition: Penguin Classic (pictured at right)
Pages: 126

Other Works Include: Roderick Hudson (1876), The American (1877), The Europeans (1878), Washington Square (1880), The Portrait of a Lady (1881), The Bostonians (1886), The Princess Casamassima (1886), The Tragic Muse (1890), The Spoils of Poynton (1897), What Maisie Knew (1897), The Turn of the Screw (1898), The Awkward Age (1899), The Wings of the Dove (1902), The Ambassadors (1903), and The Golden Bowl (1904).

I was inspired to finally pull this one from the small pile on my nightstand by Jillian (who has been inspiring a few of my recent reads!), and I am excited to give this one another shot. I read this one previously for a college course (with one of my favorite professors ever), and I am a little hazy on the details. I remember really enjoying it, so I hope I have a repeat experience with this one.

James is an author I am slowly discovering. I have limited experience, but it has all been positive. I read Washington Square relatively early in my project-it was book 21-and I truly loved it. I still have Portrait of a Lady and The Turn of the Screw left after this one, so perhaps James will turn into a new favorite.

If you are interested in reading my Washington Square posts, here they are:


  1. Daisy Miller is so good. And short, so you can finish it quickly! Enjoy!

  2. All I can say is, that's one heck of a hair bow!

  3. Hey, maybe we can read Portrait of a Lady together at some point! I own that one. (I'm at least three months booked, though, so feel free to go on without me - ha!)

    I reread Daisy Miller yesterday. I really enjoyed it. :-)

  4. This is one I didn't like in school, but enjoyed on the re-read--and intend to read again. Since we read it as freshmen in high school, maybe the timing just wasn't right.

  5. Loooved this one! And my dog's name is Daisy Miller. Ha!