Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A reading list on scandals

At the Independent, Alice-Azania Jarvis came up with a reading list on scandals.

A classic novel to make the list:
Daisy Miller by Henry James

A vivacious young American travelling in Europe with her mother catches the eye of Frederick Forsyth Winterbourne. When she forms a close friendship with an Italian man, perceptions of her compromising behaviour make her an outcast among American society. It's only later – too late – that Winterbourne discovers her true nature. James's short novel is an elegant portrait of the destruction wrought by the rigidity of social mores.
Read about a contemporary novel on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue