Mrs. Craddock

Mrs. Craddock

by W. Somerset Maugham
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Mrs. Craddock by W. Somerset Maugham

It is the end of the 19th century and Victoria's reign is coming to an end. It is also the end of an era, but no one knows. The landed gentry, so soon to lose their power, are the last to suspect.

Bertha Ley is mistress of Court Ley, a great spread of land. She marries Edward Craddock, a man beneath her station, but quite the essence of new order. A gentleman farmer, he is steady and a doer who turns Court Ley into an efficient farm. But Bertha wants passion and ardor: she gets reality.

"Bertha's tragedy is in her expectations--life would be so simple without them. Her assaults on the amiable Craddock are as rational as beating a flounder for not flying." (Literary Observer)

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ISBN-13: 9781420948752
Publisher: Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

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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