Daisy Miller - Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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In Vevey, Switzerland, a young American named Winterbourne, who has resided in Geneva for a number of years, is visiting his aunt. One morning Winterbourne goes to his aunt's hotel to learn that she is ill and not receiving visitors; whiling away his suddenly free morning, he meets the Miller family of Schenectady, New York - a mother, her younger child Randolph, and her daughter Daisy. Right away, he tags Daisy as a flirt; she is at least friendly, conversing freely with him in spite of the fact that she does not have an escort. Daisy tells him about her family, all the good shopping she'd had since being in Europe, and her busy social life - particularly among men - back in New York.

In keeping with her flirtatious first impression, Daisy quickly agrees to Winterbourne's suggestion that they visit the Chillon Castle together. The family's...

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