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What Maisie Knew

By Henry James
Narrated by Lorna Raver / 11 hours 35 minutes

In this classic tale of the death of childhood, there is a savage comedy that owes much to Dickens. But for his portrayal of the child's capacity for intelligent wonder, James summons all the subtlety he devotes elsewhere to his most celebrated adult protagonists. In the aftermath of an acrimonious divorce, young Maisie Farange finds herself shuttled back and forth between her father and mother and their new spouses, all of whom are monstrously self-involved. Neglected and exploited by everyone around her, Maisie herself becomes a pretext for sexual intrigue when her stepparents become attracted to each other. As Maisie opens her young eyes on this distinctly modern world, the death of her childhood provides Henry James with a vehicle for scathing social satire.

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Narrator Lorna Raver
ISBN 9781483053219
Length 11 hours 35 minutes
Language English
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication Date
Abridged No

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