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Tales of Henry James: The Texts of the Stories, the Author on His Craft, Background and Criticism Setting & Symbolism

This Study Guide consists of approximately 75 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Tales of Henry James.
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Vevey, Switzerlandappears in Daisy Miller: A Study

The narrative of fresh-faced American girl Daisy Miller begins in Vevey, a resort town on the shores of Lake Geneva. The author compares it to Saratoga Springs, New York and Newport, Rhode Island, vacation spots in the northern U.S. It is described as full of stylish young girls.

The Colosseum in Romeappears in Daisy Miller: A Study

The climax of the story occurs in Rome, where both Winterbourne and Daisy Miller are separately enjoying the Colosseum by moonlight. Daisy catches a fever there, and dies.

Veniceappears in The Aspern Papers

The story is set in Venice, the most romantic of cities that has inspired many poets. This is particularly appropriate, since Venice is a gorgeous, crumbling, romantic ruin. Miss Juliana is the ancient mistress of the poet Jeffery Aspern and a bit of a gorgeous, crumbling, romantic...

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This section contains 559 words
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