Abstract

Henry James dramatized his story "Daisy Miller" as Daisy Miller: A Comedy (1882), but the play has never been produced. Published (1883), it received mostly negative reviews but did, according to publishers' records, achieve modest sales and royalties over the next thirty years. Reviewers and critics have attributed its flaws mainly to James's infatuation with the French well-made play. Eleven other adaptations of the story for radio, TV, film, and stage, 1934-2005, by Allen, Bogdanovich, Greene, Keller, and others, have fared better critically, but none has supplanted the original. Although essentially literary, James's "Daisy Miller" has proved insistently dramatic.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6555
Print ISSN
0273-0340
Pages
pp. 281-291
Launched on MUSE
2007-12-03
Open Access
No
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