Far Eastern Tales

Far Eastern Tales

by W. Somerset Maugham


Short stories, all born of Maugham's experiences in Malaya, Singapore and other outposts of the former British Empire. Whether portraying a ship-borne flight from a lover's curse, murder in the jungle or the remembered East of a repatriate's suburban home, they reveal Maugham as a shrewd and human judge of character and soul.

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ISBN-13: 9780099282846
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication date: 07/25/2000
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.87(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

W. Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874. He trained as a doctor in London where he started writing his first novels. In 1926 he bought a house in Cap Ferrat, France, which was to become a meeting place for a number of writers, artists and politicians. He died in 1965.

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