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Daisy Miller and The Turn of the Screw

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The new paperback series- Penguin English Library "I'm a fearful, frightful flirt! Did you ever hear of a nice girl that was not?" Travelling in Europe with her family, Daisy Miller, an exquisitely beautiful young American woman, presents her fellow-countryman Winterbourne with a dilemma he cannot resolve. Is she deliberately flouting social convention in the outspoken way she talks and acts, or is she simply ignorant of those conventions? When she strikes up an intimate friendship with an urbane young Italian, her flat refusal to observe the codes of respectable behaviour leave her perilously exposed. In Daisy Miller James created his first great portrait of the enigmatic and dangerously independent American woman, a figure who would come to dominate his later masterpieces. "... a figure of quite as unmistakable horror and evil- a woman in black, pale and dreadful - with such an air also, and such a face! - on the other side of the lake" Oscar Wilde called James's chilling The Turn of the Screw 'a most wonderful, lurid poisonous little tale'. It tells of a young governess sent to a country house to take charge of two orphans, Miles and Flora. Unsettled by a sense of intense evil within the houses, she soon becomes obsessed with the belief that malevolent forces are stalking the children in her care.

Product code: 9780141199757

ISBN 9780141199757
Series The Penguin English Library
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS9
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
No. Of Pages 224
Travelling in Europe with her family, Daisy Miller, an exquisitely beautiful young American woman, presents her fellow-countryman Winterbourne with a dilemma he cannot resolve. Is she deliberately flouting social convention in the outspoken way she talks and acts, or is she simply ignorant of those conventions?