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What Maisie knew
Henry James
Paperback / softback
Penguin Classics
UK Publication Date

A tie-in edition of Henry James's classic novel to accompany the highly anticipated new film starring Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgrd and Steve Coogan.

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. When both take lovers and remarry, Maisie - solitary, observant and wise beyond her years - is drawn into an increasingly entangled adult world of intrigue and sexual betrayal, until she is finally compelled to choose her own future. What Maisie Knew is a subtle yet devastating portrayal of an innocent adrift in a corrupt society.

Henry James was born on 15th April 1843 in New York and spent a great deal of his life in Europe, especially England. He is best known for his cosmopolitan and often haunting portraits of European and American life. His most famous fictional works include The Portrait of a Lady (1881), What Maisie Knew (1897), The Turn of the Screw (1898), The Wings of the Dove (1902), The Ambassadors (1903) and The Golden Bowl (1904). He also wrote literary criticism, most famously The Art of the Fiction (1884). He died on 28th February 1916.

'Maisie embodies everything that James excelled at in fiction' - Paul Theroux

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Henry James was born in 1843 in New York and died in London in 1916. In addition to many short stories, plays, books of criticism, autobiography and travel, he wrote some twenty novels, the first published being Roderick Hudson (1875). They include The Europeans, Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Princess Casamassima, The Tragic Muse, The Spoils of Poynton, The Awkward Age, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl.

James' finest working of his preoccupation with the theme of innocence corrupted... James is the master of making what is not said the most important thing on the page
Kate Atkinson

Contains some of his best comedy and some of his most melancholy insights...embodies everything that James excelled at in fiction
Paul Theroux

Keyword Index
Children of divorced parents - Fiction.
Country of Publication
Number of Pages
xxxvii, 309

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