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It is a short step to poverty, violence, and her death from drink. In the narrator’s eyes Crawford has never lost his “equanimity,” but to the reader, not perhaps sharing the doctor’s “extreme admiration and affection,” Crawford has surely only replaced the commerce he hated with barter in the marriage market – “consistency” of a sort. ” There is, for James, an atypical neatness to this story. The anonymous doctor, however, lurks as potentially interesting. James is using the nineteenth-century novel’s ploy of a reliable professional man as narrator, but this narrator’s passionate prejudices – about women and about Crawford – throw into question his whole account.
She was Annie P. Miller of Schenectady, New York, United States of America, thank you very much, and whether he finally made up his mind to advance or retreat was a question over which she would allow herself to lose no sleep. Point of view in Henry James’s Daisy Miller is possibly the most frequently discussed formal attribute of the text. That observation accounts for the playful pastiche with which this essay begins: through it I dramatize the surprising reflections, resemblances, and reversals between Daisy and Winterbourne that become apparent when one seeks to reimagine the story from Daisy’s vantage point.
Reporting back to Longmore two years later, Mrs. ” Baron de Mauves, apparently moved by his wife’s steadfast virtue, James’s Shorter Fiction, 1865–1878 27 had reformed and begged forgiveness, but she continued steadfast: “she was stone she was ice, she was outraged virtue”; and so he blew his brains out. This would seem the cue for Longmore to return to Europe, but he remains, his fervor chilled “by a feeling for which awe would hardly be too strong a name” ( James 1999a: 903). Does he hesitate through humility, or fear of purity more baleful than the corruption it confronts?
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