Somerset Maugham: nine books in a single file

Somerset Maugham: nine books in a single file

by W. Somerset Maugham
     
 

This file includes seven novels and two books of short stories: The Explorer, The Hero, The Land of the Blessed Virgin, Liza of Lambeth, The Magician, The Moon and Sixpence, Of Human Bondage, Orientations, and The Trembling of a Leaf. According to Wikipedia: "William Somerset Maugham (25 January 1874 - 16 December 1965) was an English playwright, novelist and short… See more details below

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This file includes seven novels and two books of short stories: The Explorer, The Hero, The Land of the Blessed Virgin, Liza of Lambeth, The Magician, The Moon and Sixpence, Of Human Bondage, Orientations, and The Trembling of a Leaf. According to Wikipedia: "William Somerset Maugham (25 January 1874 - 16 December 1965) was an English 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. Maugham's masterpiece is generally agreed to be Of Human Bondage, a semi-autobiographical novel that deals with the life of the main character Philip Carey, who, like Maugham, was orphaned, and brought up by his pious uncle. Philip's clubfoot causes him endless self-consciousness and embarrassment, echoing Maugham's struggles with his stutter. Later successful novels were also based on real-life characters: The Moon and Sixpence fictionalizes the life of Paul Gauguin; and Cakes and Ale contains thinly veiled characterizations of authors Thomas Hardy and Hugh Walpole. Maugham's last major novel, The Razor's Edge, published in 1944, was a departure for him in many ways. While much of the novel takes place in Europe, its main characters are American, not British. The protagonist is a disillusioned veteran of World War I who abandons his wealthy friends and lifestyle, travelling to India seeking enlightenment. The story's themes of Eastern mysticism and war-weariness struck a chord with readers as World War II waned, and a movie adaptation quickly followed."

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ISBN-13:
9781455402649
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
290,662
File size:
5 MB

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