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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.

 

World Literature is a member-led group. It's free to all members, and all are welcome to attend. Many of the selections discussed are critically acclaimed works translated into English. World Literature Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month (excluding holidays).

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