129 x 198 x 24mm
'If this is improper . . . then I am all improper, and you must give me up'
This collection of Henry James's short stories explores the tensions between Europe and America, innocence and experience, the old world and the new. The heroine of 'Daisy Miller' is a young, beautiful American whose uninhibited behaviour provokes scandal among her fellow expatriates in Rome. In 'Madame de Mauves', a joyless marriage between a straight-laced American woman and an adulterous Frenchman leads to tragedy. And in 'Europe', an ailing widow prevents her daughters from escaping New England for a more fulfilling life abroad. Brought together here with further tales of cultural conflict, these stories are subtle, affecting variations on the 'international theme' that would dominate James's novels.
Edited with an introduction and notes by Stephen Fender
General Editor Philip Horne