The Explorer by W. Somerset Maugham
George Orwell said that Maugham was "the modern writer who has influenced me the most, whom I admire immensely for his power of telling a story straightforwardly and without frills."
|Publisher:||Alan Rodgers Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.43(d)|
About the Author
William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965) was a British 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. After losing both his parents by the age of 10, Maugham was raised by a paternal uncle who was emotionally cold. Not wanting to become a lawyer like other men in his family, Maugham eventually trained and qualified as a physician. The initial run of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth (1897), sold out so rapidly that Maugham gave up medicine to write full-time.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Explorer based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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.
A very well-written novel, one of my favorites. Loved it!