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What Maisie Knew (Wordsworth Classics) by Henry James - Paperback - 2000 - from Fleur Fine Books (SKU: 9781840224122)

What Maisie Knew (Wordsworth Classics)

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What Maisie Knew (Wordsworth Classics)

by Henry James

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Wordsworth Press, Paperback, 2000, Book Condition: New, With an Introduction by Pat Righelato, University of Reading The child of parents who divorce, remarry and then embark on adulterous affairs, Maisie Farange survives by her intelligence and spirit. For all its sombre theme of childhood innocence exposed to a corrupted adult world, this novel is one of James's comic masterpieces. The outrageous behaviour of the characters on the seedy fringes of the English upper class is conveyed with wit and relish. The dual perspective of a sophisticated narrator richly appreciative of the absurdities of the adult sexual merry-go-round and the candid vision of Maisie, 'rebounding' from one parent to another like a 'shuttlecock', together create an 'associational magic'. Strangely, unexpectedly, from so much that is tawdry, comes a tale of moral energy and subtlety. James's foresight was in understanding the modernity of his subject, which is even more relevant today in the twenty-first century. . 2000. TRADE PAPERBACK.

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What Maisie Knew is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in the Chap Book and (revised and abridged) in the New Review in 1897 and then as a book later in the same year. The story of the sensitive daughter of divorced and irresponsible parents, What Maisie Knew has great contemporary relevance as an unflinching account of a wildly dysfunctional family.

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9781840224122
Title
What Maisie Knew (Wordsworth Classics)
Author
Henry James
Format/binding
TRADE PAPERBACK
Book condition
new New
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Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1840224126
ISBN 13
9781840224122
Publisher
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Date Published
2000
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