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What Maisie Knew by Henry James
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Apr 26, 10

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Read in April, 2010

This is just extremely long sentences about a boring child.

I liked the opening of two of them:
"If there was a type Ida despised, Sir Claude communicated to Maisie, it was the man who pottered about town of a Sunday;"

"The next moment she was on her mother's breast, where, amid a wilderness of trinkets, she felt as if she had suddenly been thrust, with smash of glass, into a jeweller's shop-front,"
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David I'm hating this. Only 60 pages in and I'm getting the governesses confused. Don't care. There was a bit about how Maisie has fat and pinchable legs. And yet everyone keeps talking about her legs being matchsticks. Fat, pinchable matchsticks? I don't understand.


Kenny She's a little girl whose innocence has been snatched from her by the "big" people that surround her.


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