Everything you need to understand or teach Tales of Henry James by Henry James.
Daisy Miller is a young American woman of about seventeen who is traveling in Europe with her mother and young brother. Her father, a wealthy financier, remains at home in New York. Because of his wealth, Daisy is able to wear the finest fashions from Paris, although she favors girlish frills and ruffles. Daisy's mother is in poor health and prefers not to accompany her daughter on her many outings. She seems to implicitly trust Daisy's integrity and virtue. In European society, integrity and virtue are beside the point — appearances are what matter.
Daisy is fresh, innocent and lovely in an unspoiled way. She has no pretenses, and acts on her genuine feelings. She openly flirts when men that she finds attractive, something that is forbidden in the strict social climate of Geneva at the time. She is friendly with...
Tales of Henry James: The Texts of the Stories, the Author on His Craft, Background and Criticism Lesson Plans contain 117 pages of teaching material, including: