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What Maisie knew

Author: Henry James; Edward Gorey
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954.
Series: Doubleday anchor books, A43.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
What Maisie knew.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1954
(OCoLC)862802770
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry James; Edward Gorey
ISBN: 038509289X 9780385092890
OCLC Number: 274983
Notes: "Anchor A43"--Spine
Initials EG on cover.
"Permission to reprint granted by Paul R. Reynolds & Sons, 599 Fifth Avenue, New York City"--Title page verso.
Description: 280 pages ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Doubleday anchor books, A43.
Responsibility: by Henry James.

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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.

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