Daisy Miller.

First Edition of Henry James' Daisy Miller; Inscribed by Him

Daisy Miller.

JAMES, Henry.

Item Number: 73092

Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1899.

First edition of the of James’ stage presentation of his classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For an unknown friend Henry James March 8th 1905.” In near fine condition with light rubbing. This example was signed by James on his American tour in 1905. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed.

Daisy Miller was an immediate and widespread popular success for James, despite some criticism that the story was "an outrage on American girlhood". The story continues to be one of James' most popular works, along with The Turn of the Screw and The Portrait of a Lady. Critics have generally praised the freshness and vigor of the storytelling. It was made into the 1974 film, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, with Cybill Shepherd as Daisy, Barry Brown as Frederick Winterbourne, Cloris Leachman as Mrs. Ezra Miller, Duilio Del Prete as Mr. Giovanelli, and Eileen Brennan as Mrs. Walker. Frederick Raphael wrote the script; the film follows the structure of the original story without significant changes, and even uses portions of James' dialogue from the novel.

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