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What Maisie knew

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Publisher
Penguin Classics
Language
English
Pages
309

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After her parents' bitter divorce, young Maisie finds herself shuttled between her selfish mother and vain father, who value her only as a means for provoking each other. What Maisie knew is a subtle yet devastating portrayal of an innocent adrift in a corrupt society.

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Cover of: What Maisie knew
What Maisie knew
2013, Penguin Classics
in English
Cover of: What Maisie knew
What Maisie knew
2013, Clipper Large Print
in English
Cover of: What Maisie Knew (Wordsworth Classics) (Wordsworth Classics)
What Maisie Knew (Wordsworth Classics) (Wordsworth Classics)
October 5, 2000, Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
Cover of: What Maisie Knew (Oxford World's Classics)
What Maisie Knew (Oxford World's Classics)
May 29, 1998, Oxford University Press, USA
in English
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What Maisie Knew
1981, Doubleday
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What Maisie knew.
1954, Doubleday
in English
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What Maisie knew.
1897, W. Heinemann
in English
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What Maisie knew
1897, Herbert S. Stone & Co.
Cover of: What Maisie knew
What Maisie knew
Publish date unknown, Penguin Books

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London

Edition Notes

Film tie-in.

Originally published : 1897.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813.4

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxxvii, 309 pages
Number of pages
309

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL32818860M
Internet Archive
whatmaisieknew0000jame_n7z3
ISBN 10
014139403X
ISBN 13
9780141394039
OCLC/WorldCat
862133499

Work Description

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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