Daisy Miller Essay

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Daisy Miller, by Henry James This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Daisy Miller Author: Henry James Release Date: July 3, 2008 [EBook #208] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK DAISY MILLER *** Produced by Judith Boss and David Widger DAISY MILLER: A STUDY IN TWO PARTS By Henry James The text is that of the first American appearance in book form, 1879. [pic] Contents |PART I | |PART II | [pic] PART I At the little town of Vevey, in Switzerland, there is a particularly comfortable hotel. There are, indeed, many hotels, for the entertainment of tourists is the business of the place, which, as many travelers will remember, is seated upon the edge of a remarkably blue lake—a lake that it behooves every tourist to visit. The shore of the lake presents an unbroken array of establishments of this order, of every category, from the "grand hotel" of the newest fashion, with a chalk-white front, a hundred balconies, and a dozen flags flying from its roof, to the little Swiss pension of an elder day, with its name inscribed in German-looking lettering upon a pink or yellow wall and an awkward summerhouse in the angle of the garden. One of the hotels at Vevey, however, is famous, even classical, being distinguished from many of its upstart neighbors by an air both of luxury and of maturity. In this region, in the month of June, American travelers are extremely numerous; it may be said, indeed, that Vevey assumes at this period some of the characteristics of an American watering

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