What Maisie Knew
Title What Maisie Knew PDF eBook
Author Henry James
Publisher Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
Pages 255
Release 2021-09-13
Genre Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 3985949107

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What Maisie Knew Henry James - 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 that year. It tells the story of the sensitive daughter of divorced, irresponsible and narcissistic parents. The book follows the title character from earliest childhood to precocious maturity. At first, Maisie didn't know much ? she was only six years old when her mother and father divorced. Her embittered parents shared custody, using the child as a pawn in their struggles. Neglected and exploited, Maisie shuttled back and forth between their homes. The things she saw and overheard, as her elders re-married and conducted adulterous affairs, hastened her growth from early childhood to a precocious maturity. Rather than offering a gloomy tale of innocence corrupted, What Maisie Knew abounds in dark humor and savage wit. Henry James takes particular aim at the mores of the English upper classes in his tale of a sensitive little girl and her spirited reaction to irresponsible, self-absorbed adults. Written in an era when divorce was far less common than it is today, this 1897 novel is strikingly modern in its subject and narrative voice.



What Maisie Knew
Title What Maisie Knew PDF eBook
Author Henry James
Publisher OUP Oxford
Pages 336
Release 2008-08-14
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0191623105

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What Maisie Knew (1897) represents one of James's finest reflections on the rites of passage from wonder to knowledge, and the question of their finality. The child of violently divorced parents, Maisie Farange opens her eyes on a distinctly modern world. Mothers and fathers keep changing their partners and names, while she herself becomes the pretext for all sorts of adult sexual intrigue. In this classic tale of the death of childhood, there is a savage comedy that owes much to Dickens. But for his portrayal of the child's capacity for intelligent `wonder', James summons all the subtlety he devotes elsewhere to his most celebrated adult protagonists. Neglected and exploited by everyone around her, Maisie inspires James to dwell with extraordinary acuteness on the things that may pass between adult and child. In addition to a new introduction, this edition of the novel offers particularly detailed notes, bibliography, and a list of variant readings. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.



What Maisie Knew
Title What Maisie Knew PDF eBook
Author Henry James
Publisher Interactive Media
Pages 488
Release 1897
Genre Children of divorced parents
ISBN

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One of James's most underrated but excellent later works.



What Maisie Knew
Title What Maisie Knew PDF eBook
Author Генри Джеймс
Publisher Litres
Pages 366
Release 2021-12-02
Genre Fiction
ISBN 5043821949

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What Maisie Knew by Henry James - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)
Title What Maisie Knew by Henry James - Delphi Classics (Illustrated) PDF eBook
Author Henry James
Publisher Delphi Classics
Pages 191
Release 2017-07-17
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1786569728

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘What Maisie Knew’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Henry James’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of James includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘What Maisie Knew’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to James’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles



What Maisie Knew (Annotated - Includes Essay and Biography)
Title What Maisie Knew (Annotated - Includes Essay and Biography) PDF eBook
Author Henry James
Publisher Golgotha Press
Pages 300
Release 2013-11-19
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1610426878

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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. The book is also a masterly technical achievement by James, as it follows the title character from earliest childhood to precocious maturity. A contemporary version of the classic novel is being made into a movie starring Alexander Skarsgard, Julianne Moore, and Steve Coogan.



What Maisie Knew: A Short Story
Title What Maisie Knew: A Short Story PDF eBook
Author David Liss
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Pages 36
Release 2011-08-16
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1429959142

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Previously published as part of The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology. Praise for WHAT MAISIE KNEW and the THE NEW DEAD: "Provocative, haunting, and genuinely unsettling... David Liss's novelette What Maisie Knew is a stunning and gruesome meditation on the banality of capitalism and evil... This powerful anthology [THE NEW DEAD] shines a bright and unflinching light on the fears of death, decay, and loss that underpin America's longstanding obsession with the undead." - Publishers Weekly *Starred Review*