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  • 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 page

    Kate Atkinson
  • A brilliant social comedy seen wholly from a child’s point of view, this is a dazzling technical feat that, as always with James, deepens as it develops — like the life of the child herself. An exhilarating prelude to the great novels of his famous late phase

    Alan Hollinghurst, New York Times
  • Contains some of his best comedy and some of his most melancholy insights...embodies everything that James excelled at in fiction

    Paul Theroux
  • Henry James is as solitary in the history of the novel as Shakespeare is in the history of poetry

    Graham Greene
  • Perfect

    F. R. Leavis

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