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What Maisie Knew
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The inspiration for a new film starring Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgard, Steve Coogan, and Onata Aprile 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.

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Henry James. (2013). What Maisie Knew. Penguin Publishing Group.

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Henry James. 2013. What Maisie Knew. Penguin Publishing Group.

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Henry James, What Maisie Knew. Penguin Publishing Group, 2013.

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Henry James. What Maisie Knew. Penguin Publishing Group, 2013. Web.

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The inspiration for a new film starring Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgard, Steve Coogan, and Onata Aprile

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.

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        Young Maisie Farange finds herself the unwitting pawn in her parents’ divorce, as her mother and father use her as a tool for personal attacks. As both parents find new romantic partners, Maisie, who is mature beyond her age, is thrust even further into an adult world of betrayal and sexual gamesmanship. In this audio edition, Maureen O’Brien delivers a standout performance of James’s classic novella. Even for audiences who might not enjoy James’s prose, O’Brien’s narration is both gripping and suitably melancholy. She captures the boiling anger of the adult world, as well as Maisie’s sadness and confusion. Maisie’s relationship with her governess Mrs. Wix, the sole point of emotional consistency in the young girl’s life, is particularly poignant, thanks to O’Brien’s reading. Though there’s relatively little dialogue in James’s work—most of the action takes place through narration, filtered through Maisie’s point of view—O’Brien excels at creating unique personalities for the different characters. Her Maisie, in particular, sounds like a child—intelligent but also extremely vulnerable.

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What Maisie KnewIntroduction by Paul Theroux
A Note on the Text
Preface to the New York Edition

What Maisie Knew

Notes