A wonderful new collection of Henry James's short stories about Americans in Europe Daisy Miller is one of Henry James's great heroines: a young, independent American traveling in Europe, whose flouting of social conventions has the potential to lead to catastrophe. Her story is here accompanied by six more riffing on a classic Jamesian theme: the clash between the old world and new, Europe and America. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
About the Author
Henry James (1843-1916) was born in New York and died in London. In addition to many short stories, plays, and books of criticism, autobiography, and travel, he wrote some twenty novels, the first published being Roderick Hudson (1875). They include The Europeans, Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Princess Casamassima, The Tragic Muse, The Spoils of Poynton, The Awkward Age, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors, and The Golden Bowl. Stephen Fender (introduction) was born in San Francisco and educated between the U.S. and U.K. He is currently a visiting professor at University College London. His most recent books include Love, Sex, Death and Words: Surprising Tales from a Year in Literature, co-authored with John Sutherland, and The Great American Speech.