On a Chinese Screen

On a Chinese Screen

by W. Somerset Maugham
     
 

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ON A CHINESE SCREEN is a sequence of remarkable vignettes of Europeans residents in China just after the First World War -Westerners culturally out of their depth in the immensity of the Chinese civilisation. Somerset Maugham, who travelled over a thousand miles up the Yangtse river, used his acerbic and insightful notes to write this fascinating book.

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ON A CHINESE SCREEN is a sequence of remarkable vignettes of Europeans residents in China just after the First World War -Westerners culturally out of their depth in the immensity of the Chinese civilisation. Somerset Maugham, who travelled over a thousand miles up the Yangtse river, used his acerbic and insightful notes to write this fascinating book.

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"A fascinating volume - vivid, thoughtful, full of colour." - The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099289500
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/26/2000
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.87(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author

Somerset Maugham was a British fiction writer, essayist and playwright known for works like Of Human Bondage and The Razor's Edge. Somerset Maugham studied medicine for a time before turning to writing, eventually releasing well-known works like Of Human Bondage, Cakes and Ale and The Razor's Edge. A successful London playwright as well as an essayist and short-story writer, Maugham also faced critiques for his cynicism and harsh portrayals. The Times obituarist called Maugham "the most assured English writer of all time".

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