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By Henry James

Traveling in Europe together with her family members, Daisy Miller, an exquisitely attractive younger American lady, provides her fellow-countryman Winterbourne with a predicament he can't get to the bottom of. Is she intentionally flouting social conference within the outspoken means she talks and acts, or is she easily blind to these conventions? whilst she moves up an intimate friendship with an urbane younger Italian, her flat refusal to watch the codes of first rate behaviour depart her perilously uncovered. In Daisy Miller James created his first nice portrait of the enigmatic and dangerously self sufficient American lady, a determine who could come to dominate his later masterpieces.

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By the time My Ɠntonia appeared, the influential H. L. Mencken was already one of Cather舗s champions, but he was not alone in his superlative reaction to what he considered not only Cather舗s most successful novel yet, but 舠one of the best that any American has ever done舡 (舠My Ɠntonia,舡 p. 8; see 舠For Further Reading舡). When Cather died in 1947, her published works included twelve novels, three collections of stories, one book of verse, a volume of essays, and a great deal of uncollected prose, much of which engages subject-matter far removed in time and space from her Nebraska-inspired fiction.

207). With this statement, Cather makes overt what Jim舗s memoir often implies and thus confirms the reader舗s suspicion that Jim has all along been in love with Antonia. Yet because this statement comes after a twenty-year separation, and because it is not spoken to Ɠntonia, it only serves to underscore the unconsummated state of their romance. An intimacy quickly springs up between Jim and Antonia shortly after they arrive in the farming region outside Black Hawk. Ɠntonia plays the immigrant eager to succeed in her adopted country and, in the first scene between them, she impatiently asks Jim to teach her English.

10) upon completing his journey from Virginia deep into the American heartland of Nebraska. Eventually coming into contact with a wide range of immigrants, including transplanted Bohemians (Czechs), Swedes, Norwegians, Danes, and Russians, Jim resists the xenophobia casually expressed by his traveling companion, who believes one is 舠likely to get diseases from foreigners舡 (p. 10). This kind of animus against immigrant populations, which became prominent during the 1910s, was voiced by such notorious racist ideologues as Lothrop Stoddard and Madison Grant, who in 1920 claimed that immigrants would 舠in time drive us out of our own land by mere force of breeding舡 (quoted in Michaels, Our America, p.

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