Maugham, The Collected Short Stories of W. Somerset: Volume 4

Maugham, The Collected Short Stories of W. Somerset: Volume 4

by W. Somerset Maugham
     
 

This final classic collection reveals Somerset Maugham's unique talent for exposing and exploring the bitter realities of human relationships in tales of love, infidelity, passion and prejudice. The stories range from "The Lotus Eater" where a man envisions a life of bliss in the Mediterranean, to the astringent tales of "The Outstation" and "The Back of Beyond" in…  See more details below

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This final classic collection reveals Somerset Maugham's unique talent for exposing and exploring the bitter realities of human relationships in tales of love, infidelity, passion and prejudice. The stories range from "The Lotus Eater" where a man envisions a life of bliss in the Mediterranean, to the astringent tales of "The Outstation" and "The Back of Beyond" in Malaya and South East Asia.

Editorial Reviews

Anthony Burgess
His achievement was large...the short story was Maugham's true metier, and some of the stories he wrote are among the best in the language. -- The Listener
Cyril Connolly
If all else perish, there will remain a storyteller's world...that is exclusively and forever Maugham, a world of verandah and prahu which we enter as well as we do that of Conan Doyle's Baker Street, and with a happy and eternal homecoming. -- The Sunday Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140018745
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
05/25/1978
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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