The Explorer

The Explorer

by William Somerset Maugham
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The Explorer by William Somerset Maugham

"Hamlyn's Purlieu, a palatial estate, had belonged to the Allertons for 300 years. And with each generation the Allertons grew prouder. But at length Purlieu came into the hands of Fred Allerton: and the gods, blind for so long to the prosperity of this house, determined now, it seemed, to wreak their malice."

THE EXPLORER is the story of the Allertons, Fred and his children, as they deal with the loss of their birthright. Fred squanders the family fortune and dishonors the family name. His children, Lucy and George, try to pick up the pieces when what they assume is theirs is taken from them.

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BN ID: 2940023634999
Publisher: George H. Doran company
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 436 KB

About 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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Explorer 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This looks like a great story but I can hardly read it because the text is so small. I have never seen a book before with such small print. There should be some mention of it in the description of this version of the book. I'm sure many older people would have a very difficult time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very well-written novel, one of my favorites. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago