By Henry James
After her parents' sour divorce, younger Maisie Farange reveals herself shuttled among her egocentric mom and useless father, who worth her in basic terms as a way for upsetting one another. And whilst either take enthusiasts and remarry, Maisie – solitary, observant and clever past her years – is drawn into an more and more entangled grownup global of intrigue and sexual betrayal, until eventually she is eventually pressured to settle on her personal destiny. released in 1897 whilst Henry James used to be changing into more and more experimental with narrative procedure and occupied with the belief of the child's-eye view, What Maisie Knew is a refined, elaborate but devastating portrayal of an blameless adrift in a corrupt society.
Henry James used to be born in 1843 in Washington position, big apple. Attending faculties in manhattan, London, Paris and Geneva, he knowledgeable for legislation at Harvard in 1862. In 1875 he settled in Paris for a 12 months, the place he met Flaubert, Turgenev and different literary figures. He moved in London the next 12 months, and remained in England for the remainder of lifestyles, changing into naturalized in 1915, a yr ahead of his demise.
Paul Theroux used to be born in 1941. After a five-year remain in Africa, he taught on the collage of Singapore from 1968 to 1971. He used to be written many novels, brief tales, and shuttle books.
Patricia Crick, one-time student of Girton collage, Cambridge, is a instructor of recent languages.