Published for the first time in a a magazine in 1879, this short novel brought Henry James instant success in life.
As all good literary classics, the book remains as grasping and relevant as the day it was written, thanks to its precise, no-frills language, the pace of its plot, and the master strokes with which James describes characters, behaviors, emotions...
During a vacation in Switzerland, the American Winterbourne meets the beautiful Daisy Miller, a young American girl, also on vacation with her family. The meeting will change Winterbourne's life forever.
Despite its brevity, the book works not only as an amusing read, but also as a bittersweet reflection on human relations, society, and the contrasts between the US and the old continent.