Three Early Novels: Liza of Lambeth, Mrs Craddock, The Magician (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) by W. Somerset Maugham, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Three Early Novels: Liza of Lambeth, Mrs Craddock, The Magician (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

Three Early Novels: Liza of Lambeth, Mrs Craddock, The Magician (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by W. Somerset Maugham
     
 

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The three novels in this collection, Liza of Lambeth (1897), Mrs Craddock (1902), and The Magician (1908), had a lasting influence on the literary world. Their settings are various--ranging from the South London slums through the Kentish countryside to the British expatriate community in early twentieth-century Paris--and yet they have common

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The three novels in this collection, Liza of Lambeth (1897), Mrs Craddock (1902), and The Magician (1908), had a lasting influence on the literary world. Their settings are various--ranging from the South London slums through the Kentish countryside to the British expatriate community in early twentieth-century Paris--and yet they have common qualities. In each, the protagonist is isolated from a traditional community and unable to create new personal relationships that might enable survival in a changing society. The three novels thus dramatize a dilemma Maugham faced in his own life and one that is the central theme of much modern literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411430945
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
648
File size:
848 KB

Meet the Author


W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) is best known as a playwright and short-story writer. He was born in Paris, orphaned at ten, and abruptly transported first to the house of a provincial English clergyman uncle and then to the harsh environment of a British boarding school. A closeted homosexual moving in bohemian circles in London and Paris, Maugham took his revenge on his past suffering and present insecurities through fiction.

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