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(Novels 1896–1899: The Other House / The Spoils of Poynton / What Maisie Knew / The Awkward Age.pdf) This em Library of America em volume collects four novels written by Henry James in the period immediately following his unsuccessful five year long attempt to establish himself as a playwright on the London stage Hoping to convert his infinite little loss into infinite little gain James returned to the novelistic examination of English society with a new appreciation for what he called the divine principle of the Scenario a key that working in the same general way fits the complicated chambers of both the dramatic and the narrative lock br br His continued interest in dramatic form is demonstrated in em The Other House em which was derived from the scenario for a three act play Set in two neighboring houses and told mostly through dialogue the novel explores the violent and tragic consequences of jealousy and frustrated passion In em The Spoils of Poynton em one of the most tightly constructed of James s late novels a house and its exquisite antique furnishings and artwork become the source of a protracted struggle involving the proud and imperious Mrs Gereth her amiable son Owen his philistine fianc e Mona Brigstock and the sensitive Fleda Vetch whose moral judgment is tested by her conflicting allegiances br br em What Maisie Knew em explores with perception and sensitivity the effect upon a young girl of her parents bitter divorce and their subsequent remarriages In writing the novel James chose as his point of view what he described as the consciousness the dim sweet scared wondering clinging perception of the child em The Awkward Age em examines the complicated relations among the members of a sophisticated London social circle almost entirely through dialogue as it depicts the shifting marital prospects of a young woman poised on the verge of adult life Both of these novels insightfully explore the ambiguity of childhood innocence amid adult struggles over money power and loveDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Novels 1896–1899: The Other House / The Spoils of Poynton / What Maisie Knew / The Awkward Age books for multiple devices.