If your interested in classic, historical themes
The penultimate book on my Classics Club list was one which I had read before but wanted to revisit – Daisy Miller by Henry James. I first read the novella a couple of years ago on my Kindle, but thought that I would borrow a pretty edition from my local library this time around.
Daisy Miller – ‘a moral tale of youthful spirit’ – was first published in Cornhill Magazine between June and July 1878, and was made into a very slim book later the same year. Until I began my re-read I remembered little of the story, but as soon as I had made my way through the first few pages, entire vivid scenes came to the forefront of my mind. Its opening backdrop sets the tone: ‘At the little town of Vevey, in Switzerland, there is a particularly comfortable hotel. There are, indeed, many hotels; for the…
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