Vintage Lies: What Maisie Knew & Atonement (Vintage Classic Twins) Paperback – 2 Aug 2007
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Paperback, 2 Aug 2007
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Atonement: He is this country's unrivalled literary giant...a
fascinatingly strange, unique and gripping novel
-- Independent on Sunday
Atonement: Subtle as well as powerful, adeptly encompassing comedy
as well as atrocity, Atonement is a richly intricate book. A superb
achievement which combines a magnificent display of the powers of the
imagination with a probing exploration of them -- Sunday Times
What Maisie Knew: Contains some of his best comedy and some of his
most melancholy insights...embodies everything that James excelled at in
fiction -- Paul Theroux
What Maisie Knew: James' finest working of his preoccupation with
the theme of innocence corrupted... James is the master of making what is
not said the most important thing on the -- Kate Atkinson
About the Author
Henry James was born on 15 April 1843 in New York to a wealthy and intellectual family and as a youth travelled widely and studied in Europe. He briefly studied law at Harvard before he took up writing full-time. His first novel, Watch and Ward, was published in 1871 and many followed including Roderick Hudson (1875), Portrait of a Lady (1881), The Awkward Age (1899), The Wings of the Dove (1902), The Ambassadors (1903) and The Golden Bowl (1904). He also wrote short stories, reviews, biographies, plays and travel books.After a brief period in Paris, James moved to London.He later settled in Rye in Sussex and became a British citizen in 1915. Henry James died on 28 February 1916. Ian McEwan has written two collections of short stories and many novels, including the award winning Saturday. He won the 1998 Booker Prize for his novel Amsterdam. He has also written several film scripts.