William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965) was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest-paid author during the 1930s. After losing both his parents by the age of 10, Maugham was raised by a paternal uncle who was emotionally cold. Not wanting to become a lawyer like other men in his family, Maugham eventually trained and qualified as a physician. The initial run of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth (1897), sold out so rapidly that Maugham gave up medicine to write full-time.
Explorerby W. Somerset Maugham
THE EXPLORER is the story of the Allertons, Fred and his
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"Hamlyn's Purlieu, a palatial estate, had belonged to the Allertons for 300 years. And with each generation the Allertons grew prouder. But at length Purlieu came into the hands of Fred Allerton: and the gods, blind for so long to the prosperity of this house, determined now, it seemed, to wreak their malice."
THE EXPLORER is the story of the Allertons, Fred and his children, as they deal with the loss of their birthright. Fred squanders the family fortune and dishonors the family name. His children, Lucy and George, try to pick up the pieces when what they assume is theirs is taken from them.
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This looks like a great story but I can hardly read it because the text is so small. I have never seen a book before with such small print. There should be some mention of it in the description of this version of the book. I'm sure many older people would have a very difficult time.
A very well-written novel, one of my favorites. Loved it!