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What Maisie Knew Illustrated

What Maisie Knew Illustrated

James, Henry

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FantasyGeneral Fiction

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ISBN13: 9798563251960
Publisher: Independently Published
Published: Nov 12 2020
Pages: 334
Weight: 0.85
Height: 0.70 Width: 5.51 Depth: 8.50
Language: English
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.When Beale and Ida Farange are divorced, the court decrees that their only child, the very young Maisie, will shuttle back and forth between them, spending six months of the year with each. The parents are immoral and frivolous, and they use Maisie to intensify their hatred of each other. Beale Farange marries Miss Overmore, Maisie's pretty governess, while Ida marries the likeable but weak Sir Claude. Maisie gets a new governess: the frumpy, somewhat ridiculous, but devoted Mrs. Wix.

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