James, Henry, 1843-1916.
What Maisie knew.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1954
Henry James; Edward Gorey
Initials EG on cover.
"Permission to reprint granted by Paul R. Reynolds & Sons, 599 Fifth Avenue, New York City"--Title page verso.
|描述：||280 pages ; 19 cm.|
|责任：||by Henry James.|
In the aftermath of an acrimonious divorce, young Maisie Farange finds herself shuttled back and forth between her father and mother, both of them amoral and monstrously self-involved. After her parents find new spouses -- and after the new spouses find themselves drawn to each other, as much for Maisie's sake as their own -- Maisie feels even more misplaced. As she observes the world of adults and their adulteries, and finds herself in the position to decide her own fate, Henry James's rendering of her child's-eye view -- his depiction of what precisely Maisie knows -- draws the reader into this scathing satire of social mores and insightful meditation on familial dependence.