Henry James (1843-1916) was an American writer who moved to England at the age thirty. These circumstances had a major effect on his literary works, and the central theme of his works was the straightforwardness and sincerity of the people of the New World who face the decadence and craftiness of the Old World. During his leterary career James Henry wrote 20 novels, 112 stories and 12 plays. The story tells us about the Faranges family consisting of Beal and Ida Farange and her daughter Maisie. One day the happy family life comes to the end and they get divorced. They receive joint custody of her and makes the girl a weapon in their conflict.