Far Eastern Tales

Far Eastern Tales

by W. Somerset Maugham

Overview

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.

Product Details

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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