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The Razor's Edge

The Razor's Edge

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by W. Somerset Maugham
     
 

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This is the story of a young man in search of himself. It is set in Paris, the Riviera and the East, all areas the author knows well. As the record of a journey of human spirit, it stands with OF HUMAN BONDAGE as one of the great English novels of our time.

THE RAZOR'S EDGE has twice been adapted successfully to the screen--in 1946, starring Tyrone Power, and again

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This is the story of a young man in search of himself. It is set in Paris, the Riviera and the East, all areas the author knows well. As the record of a journey of human spirit, it stands with OF HUMAN BONDAGE as one of the great English novels of our time.

THE RAZOR'S EDGE has twice been adapted successfully to the screen--in 1946, starring Tyrone Power, and again in 1984 with Bill Murray as the young American Larry Darrell.

Editorial Reviews

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“[Maugham is] a great artist . . . a genius.” –Theodore Dreiser

“[Maugham’s] excessively rare gift of story-telling . . . is almost the equal of imagination itself.” –The Sunday Times (London)

“It is very difficult for a writer of my generation, if he is honest, to pretend indifference to the work of Somerset Maugham. . . . He was always so entirely there.” –Gore Vidal

“Maugham remains the consummate craftsman. . . . [His writing is] so compact, so economical, so closely motivated, so skillfully written, that it rivets attention from the first page to last.” –Saturday Review of Literature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099284864
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
03/02/2000
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.75(d)

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Cyril Connolly
Mr. Maugham paints with a lingering tenderness, right down to the wonderful death scene which is a kind of farewell offering....Here at last is a great writer...determined to tell the truth in a form which releases all the possibilities of his art.

Meet the Author

W. Somerset Maugham was one the twentieth century’s most popular novelists as well as a celebrated playwright, critic, and short story writer. He was born in Paris but grew up in England and served as a secret agent for the British during World War I. He wrote many novels, including the classics Of Human Bondage, Cakes and Ale, Christmas Holiday, The Moon and Sixpence, Theatre, and Up at the Villa.

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