Daisy Miller

Derivative works

James converted his story into a play that failed to be produced. He published the play in The Atlantic Monthly in 1883, and it showed many changes from the original story. In particular, a happy ending was inserted to please what James believed to be the preferences of theatre-goers.[6]

In the 1890s, a short walking-skirt called the rainy daisy, supposedly named for Daisy Miller, was introduced.[7]

A 1974 film adaptation was 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.

A rap adaptation of Daisy Miller appears on Heavy Jamal's album Shining Sky Lobster.[8]

The novella was adapted in 2017 as a five-part radio drama on BBC Radio 4 for its 15 Minute Drama's Love Henry James series.[9]


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