What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew

Henry James


After her parents' sour divorce, younger Maisie Farange unearths herself shuttled among her egocentric mom and useless father, who price her simply as a method for frightening one another. And while either take fanatics and remarry, Maisie – solitary, observant and clever past her years – is drawn into an more and more entangled grownup international of intrigue and sexual betrayal, till she is ultimately pressured to decide on her personal destiny. released in 1897 whilst Henry James used to be changing into more and more experimental with narrative method and interested by the belief of the child's-eye view, What Maisie Knew is a sophisticated, elaborate but devastating portrayal of an blameless adrift in a corrupt society.

Henry James was once born in 1843 in Washington position, ny. Attending faculties in long island, London, Paris and Geneva, he informed for legislation at Harvard in 1862. In 1875 he settled in Paris for a 12 months, the place he met Flaubert, Turgenev and different literary figures. He moved in London the next 12 months, and remained in England for the remainder of lifestyles, changing into naturalized in 1915, a 12 months ahead of his demise.

Paul Theroux was once born in 1941. After a five-year remain in Africa, he taught on the collage of Singapore from 1968 to 1971. He was once written many novels, brief tales, and trip books.

Patricia Crick, one-time pupil of Girton collage, Cambridge, is a instructor of contemporary languages.

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