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By Henry James

Vacationing in Europe together with her kinfolk, Daisy Miller, an exquisitely attractive younger American lady, provides her fellow-countryman Winterbourne with a drawback he can't unravel. Is she intentionally flouting social conference within the outspoken approach she talks and acts, or is she easily blind to these conventions? while she moves up an intimate friendship with an urbane younger Italian, her flat refusal to watch the codes of good behaviour go away her perilously uncovered. In Daisy Miller James created his first nice portrait of the enigmatic and dangerously autonomous American lady, a determine who may come to dominate his later masterpieces.

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Boston is not amused. However, Twain will remain, virtually to the end of his life, a popular after-dinner speaker. Though he has given up the lecture circuit, which he came to loathe, Twain continues to travel abroad, visiting Germany and Italy with his family and with his friend and pastor, Joseph H. Twichell, gathering experiences for his next travel narrative, A Tramp Abroad (1879). Seeking to reach a more genteel audience, Twain writes his first medieval tale, The Prince and the Pauper, tested on his daughters for its appeal.

Litt. from Oxford, and on this last trip to Europe he is lionized to the point of gratification. Builds his last mansion, Stormfield, a Florentine palace in Redding, Connecticut. His final years are clouded by paranoia and depression, though his personal popularity continues, associated with his flamboyant white suit, which during this period becomes year-round wear. Daughter Jean dies in 1909; Clemens follows her on 21 April 1910. This page intentionally left blank THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER This page intentionally left blank to MY WIFE this book is affectionately dedicated This page intentionally left blank PREFACE Most of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred; one or two were experiences of my own, the rest those of boys who were schoolmates of mine.

Said he. The boy only struggled to free himself. He was crying,––mainly from rage. ”––and the pounding went on. ” and Tom let him up and said: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 17 “Now that’ll learn you. ” To which Tom responded with jeers, and started off in high feather, and as soon as his back was turned the new boy snatched up a stone, threw it and hit him between the shoulders and then turned tail and ran like an antelope. Tom chased the traitor home, and thus found out where he lived. He then held a position at the gate for some time, daring the enemy to come outside, but the enemy only made faces at him through the window and declined.

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