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Daisy Miller: A Study in Two Parts

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(4,226 Sterne; 53 Bewertungen)

Daisy Miller is an 1878 novella by Henry James. It portrays the confused courtship of the eponymous American girl by Winterbourne, a compatriot of hers with much more sophistication. His pursuit of her is hampered by her own flirtatiousness, which is frowned upon by the other expatriates they meet in Switzerland and Italy. Her lack of understanding of the social mores of the society she so desperately wishes to enter ultimately leads to tragedy. (Summary from Wikipedia) (2 hr 15 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1

22:13

Read by Gesine

Chapter 2

17:40

Read by Miranda Stinson

Chapter 3

21:43

Read by Micah

Chapter 4

23:44

Read by Cori Samuel

Chapter 5

24:14

Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

Chapter 6

26:15

Read by Miranda Stinson

Bewertungen

Excellent

(5 Sterne)

I usually don't like collaborative readings, but this one had Librivox's top talent and it was excellent. I was shocked at how the book ended because I liked Daisy Miller...and I don't understand the significance of the final sentence. I read that Henry James wrote an alternate ending, in the form of a play, a happy ending. I would have much preferred that one.

Great story, but...

(4 Sterne)

This book fascinated me, especially because I once was with a girlfriend who must have studied Daisy's techniques. Regardless, it's a good story and very well-written. The readers are great, but the reason I have only 4 stars is Chapter 5. That one reader is unbearably terrible; I often found myself thinking it must be a text-to-speech computer program.

(3 Sterne)

The chapters don’t correspond to the paper version. There’s a part missing between the end of part five and part six. The part missing goes from “Daisy turned to Winterbourne, beginning to smile again (...)” to “that she would prove a very light young person”

Nicely Done

(4 Sterne)

I had heard of this book, but had never read it. I enjoyed listening to it very much. I doubt if I would have liked it as much simply reading it. Once again, another great job by the LibriVoxers.

God Bless You

(5 Sterne)

What great effort...May God rewards all of those volunteers whom help us for good study. The speakers were good...I love this novella

Classic

(4,5 Sterne)

A very good story. The reader were mostly good, though one or two recording could have been slightly improved.

Appreciation

(5 Sterne)

It was my first time to see your website. it's a great website. thanks for your efforts

Narration is fine

(3 Sterne)

but I don't think I'll be reading more Henry James. He seems rather dull.