What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew
Title What Maisie Knew PDF eBook
Author Henry James
Publisher Penguin Classics
Pages 376
Release 1908
Genre Fiction
ISBN

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After her parents� bitter divorce, young Maisie Farange finds herself shuttled between her selfish mother and vain father, who value her only as a means for provoking each other. 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. Part of a relaunch of three James titles.




Faceless

Faceless
Title Faceless PDF eBook
Author Alyssa Sheinmel
Publisher Scholastic UK
Pages 305
Release 2016-01-07
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 191065535X

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When Maisie is struck by lightning, her face is partially destroyed. She's lucky enough to get a face transplant, but how do you live your life when you can't even recognize yourself any more? She was a runner, a girlfriend, a good student ... a normal girl. Now, after a single freak accident, all that has changed. As Maisie discovers how much her looks did and didn't shape her relationship to the world, she has to redefine her own identity, and figure out what 'lucky' really means.




Embarrassments

Embarrassments
Title Embarrassments PDF eBook
Author Henry James
Publisher
Pages 276
Release 1897
Genre Fiction
ISBN

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Maisie Dobbs

Maisie Dobbs
Title Maisie Dobbs PDF eBook
Author Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher Soho Press
Pages 321
Release 2014-06-03
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1616954078

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"A female investigator every bit as brainy and battle-hardened as Lisbeth Salander." —Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air, on Maisie Dobbs Maisie Dobbs got her start as a maid in an aristocratic London household when she was thirteen. Her employer, suffragette Lady Rowan Compton, soon became her patron, taking the remarkably bright youngster under her wing. Lady Rowan's friend, Maurice Blanche, often retained as an investigator by the European elite, recognized Maisie’s intuitive gifts and helped her earn admission to the prestigious Girton College in Cambridge, where Maisie planned to complete her education. The outbreak of war changed everything. Maisie trained as a nurse, then left for France to serve at the Front, where she found—and lost—an important part of herself. Ten years after the Armistice, in the spring of 1929, Maisie sets out on her own as a private investigator, one who has learned that coincidences are meaningful, and truth elusive. Her very first case involves suspected infidelity but reveals something very different. In the aftermath of the Great War, a former officer has founded a working farm known as The Retreat, that acts as a convalescent refuge for ex-soldiers too shattered to resume normal life. When Fate brings Maisie a second case involving The Retreat, she must finally confront the ghost that has haunted her for over a decade.




What Alice Knew

What Alice Knew
Title What Alice Knew PDF eBook
Author Paula Marantz Cohen
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
Pages 349
Release 2010-09-01
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1402243561

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"A marvelously rich and intelligent read, atmospheric, witty, irreverent, and not least a sharply perceptive portrait of those three extraordinary Jameses." -John Banville, author of The Infinities Under Certain Circumstances, No One Is More Suited to Solving a Crime than a Woman Confined to Her Bed An invalid for most her life, Alice James is quite used to people underestimating her. And she generally doesn't mind. But this time she is not about to let things alone. Yes, her brother Henry may be a famous author, and her other brother William a rising star in the new field of psychology. But when they all find themselves quite unusually involved in the chase for a most vile new murderer-one who goes by the chilling name of Jack the Ripper-Alice is certain of two things: No one could be more suited to gather evidence about the nature of the killer than her brothers. But if anyone is going to correctly examine the evidence and solve the case, it will have to be up to her. Praise for Paula Marantz Cohen "Cohen's wit is sharp, smart, and satirical, and her characterizations are vividly on target." -San Francisco Chronicle




Henry James's Europe

Henry James's Europe
Title Henry James's Europe PDF eBook
Author Dennis Tredy
Publisher Open Book Publishers
Pages 320
Release 2011
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1906924368

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As an American author who chose to live in Europe, Henry James frequentlywrote about cultural differences between the Old and New World. Theplight of bewildered Americans adrift on a sea of European sophisticationbecame a regular theme in his fiction.This collection of twenty-four papers from some of the world's leadingJames scholars offers a comprehensive picture of the author's crossculturalaesthetics. It provides detailed analyses of James's perception ofEurope - of its people and places, its history and culture, its artists andthinkers, its aesthetics and its ethics - which ultimately lead to a profoundreevaluation of his writing.With in-depth analysis of his works of fiction, his autobiographical andpersonal writings, and his critical works, the collection is a major contribution to current thinking about James, transtextuality and cultural appropriation.




What Maisie Knew: A Short Story

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*