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Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
A new edition of the innovative, emotionally complex novel.
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. Published in 1897 as Henry James was experimenting with narrative technique and fascinated by the idea of the child's-eye view, "What Maisie Knew" is a subtle yet devastating portrayal of an innocent adrift in a corrupt society.
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 .