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What Maisie Knew

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After her parents bitter divorce, young Maisie Farange finds herself turned into a little feathered shuttlecock to be swatted back and forth by her selfish mother, Ida, and her vain father, Beale, who value her only as a means of provoking one another. And when both take lovers and remarry, Maisie-solitary, observant and wise beyond her years- is drawn into an entangled After her parents bitter divorce, young Maisie Farange finds herself turned into a little feathered shuttlecock to be swatted back and forth by her selfish mother, Ida, and her vain father, Beale, who value her only as a means of provoking one another. And when both take lovers and remarry, Maisie-solitary, observant and wise beyond her years- is drawn into an entangled adult world of intrigue and sexual betrayal, until she is finally compelled to choose her own future. Published in 1897 when Henry James was becoming increasingly experimental with narrative technique and fascinated by the idea of the childs-eye view, What Maisie Knew is a subtle, intricate yet devastating portrayal of an innocent adrift in a corrupt society.

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After her parents bitter divorce, young Maisie Farange finds herself turned into a little feathered shuttlecock to be swatted back and forth by her selfish mother, Ida, and her vain father, Beale, who value her only as a means of provoking one another. And when both take lovers and remarry, Maisie-solitary, observant and wise beyond her years- is drawn into an entangled After her parents bitter divorce, young Maisie Farange finds herself turned into a little feathered shuttlecock to be swatted back and forth by her selfish mother, Ida, and her vain father, Beale, who value her only as a means of provoking one another. And when both take lovers and remarry, Maisie-solitary, observant and wise beyond her years- is drawn into an entangled adult world of intrigue and sexual betrayal, until she is finally compelled to choose her own future. Published in 1897 when Henry James was becoming increasingly experimental with narrative technique and fascinated by the idea of the childs-eye view, What Maisie Knew is a subtle, intricate yet devastating portrayal of an innocent adrift in a corrupt society.
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Title What Maisie Knew Height 13.6
Henry James Width 1.3
ISBN-13 9780140432480 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0140432485 Spine Width
Publisher Faber And Faber (penguin India) Pages 288
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