Who is the intended audience of Daisy Miller?

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If I understand your question correctly, you're asking if there was a specific readership to whom James directed Daisy Miller, people who would be especially understanding of or sympathetic to the themes of the novella as he expressed them.

Every writer is especially liked or understood by a subset of the overall population who read books. The one thing I would say about James in general is that his work, then and now, appeals to the "intelligentsia"—highly intellectual people who tend to favor books written in an elevated and somewhat difficult or even obscure style. To us, used to the more direct, scaled-down style of English in our time, all nineteenth-century literature is likely to sound florid and formal. James presents special difficulties even for his time, with his long intricate sentences and oblique, understated way of making...

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