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Collected Short Stories Volume 1 W. Somerset Maugham

Collected Short Stories Volume 1 By W. Somerset Maugham

Collected Short Stories Volume 1 by W. Somerset Maugham


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It includes the famous story 'Rain', the tragedy of a narrow-minded and overzealous missionary and a prostitute, and 'The Three Fat Women of Antibes,' an extravagantly sardonic tale of abstention and greed, as well as a host of other brilliant tales.

Collected Short Stories Volume 1 Summary

Collected Short Stories Volume 1 by W. Somerset Maugham

This classic collection of stories moves from England, France and Spain to the silver sands of the South Pacific. It includes the famous story 'Rain', the tragedy of a narrow-minded and overzealous missionary and a prostitute, and 'The Three Fat Women of Antibes,' an extravagantly sardonic tale of abstention and greed, as well as a host of other brilliant tales.

Collected Short Stories Volume 1 Reviews

Fascinating tales, sharply revealed characters, a fine narrative craft -- J.B. Priestley
He was a superb storyteller - one of the very best in our language - who wrote with a wordly, sardonic understanding of the human condition. Writing was his life; everything else was secondary to it * Daily Mail *

About W. Somerset Maugham

William Somerset Maugham was born in 1874 and lived in Paris until he was ten. He was educated at King's School, Canterbury, and at Heidelberg University. He spent some time at St. Thomas' Hospital with the idea of practising medicine, but the success of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth, published in 1897, won him over to literature. Of Human Bondage, the first of his masterpieces, came out in 1915, and with the publication in 1919 of The Moon and Sixpence his reputation as a novelist was established. At the same time his fame as a successful playwright and writer was being consolidated with acclaimed productions of various plays and the publication of several short story collections. His other works include travel books, essays, criticism and the autobiographical The Summing Up and A Writer's Notebook. In 1927 Somerset Maugham settled in the South of France and lived there until his death in 1965

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GOR001455480
9780099287391
0099287390
Collected Short Stories Volume 1 by W. Somerset Maugham
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2000-12-07
544
N/A
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