The Razor's Edge

The Razor's Edge

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by W. Somerset Maugham
     
 

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Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute. The progress of his spiritual odyssey involves him with some of Maugham's most brilliant characters - his fiancée Isabel whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong repercussions, and Elliott Templeton, her uncle, a classic expatriate American snob.  Maugham himself wanders in and

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Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute. The progress of his spiritual odyssey involves him with some of Maugham's most brilliant characters - his fiancée Isabel whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong repercussions, and Elliott Templeton, her uncle, a classic expatriate American snob.  Maugham himself wanders in and out of the story, to observe his characters struggling with their fates.

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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:
9781400034208
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/09/2003
Series:
Vintage International Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
97,535
Product dimensions:
5.15(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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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.

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