by Henry James
Daisy Miller Resources
This full-text version of Daisy Miller is completely searchable and has a nice pic of James scowling at you from the corner. Can't go wrong.
Here's another one, sans scowling James. Just in case.
Your one-stop shop for everything James: e-texts, scholarship, essays, articles, photos, a detailed biography, you name it.
Look no further for a concise collection of James gems. Use them to impress friends with your wisdom and/or burn enemies at public gatherings.
Movies or TV
The costumes and sets in this 1974 film adaptation are pretty great, and it remains impressively faithful to the plot of the original. Unfortunately, it has next to no zing due to an utter lack of chemistry between Shepherd and Barry Brown—wait, who? Exactly. It was not a huge hit with critics.
This episode is called "Goodbye Daisy Miller." We're guessing the reference has to do with Rory's loss of innocence after sleeping with Dean. Also, she goes to Europe. Well done, CW. Well done, indeed.
Articles and Interviews
James wrote a dramatic version of the story that was published in the popular and well-respected magazine the Atlantic Monthly and is available in its original form online.
Like to look at footnotes but hate page flipping? This is for you. Plus it has the original color illustrations that accompanied the volume publication of the text.
This writer dislikes the obviousness of "the headline 'WINTER KILLS FLOWER!'"
Cynthia Ozick imagines interviewing James from beyond the grave—and takes him to task for some of his regrettable misogyny.
This photo makes us want to go there in a steamboat, too!
Pretty nice for a malaria-infested sports arena…
This looks like an ideal place to go for a public walk with two young men, don't you think?
Sometimes he reminds us of Marlon Brando. Sigh.
Watch this ridiculously awkward clip of Giovanelli singing in the film version.
A complete, free audio book of the James novella. Unfortunately, the reader kind of sounds like a GPS.
There are several good recordings available on audible.com in the range of seven dollars. We like this one because the narrator sounds like a delightful English inn-keeper.