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What Maisie Knew
by Henry James

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Wise beyond her years, the young Maisie Farange is heaved into the middle of an adult world after the marriage between her mother and father ends in a bitter divorce. Told through a child's-eye view, Henry James' experimental 1897 novel What Maisie Knew is a study of how querulous relationships between irresponsible parties exploit innocent bystanders.


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