Cakes and Ale by W. Somerset Maugham
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Cakes and Ale
By W. Somerset Maugham

Cakes and Ale

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Cakes and Ale by W. Somerset Maugham

Book Description

With an introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare "Cakes and Ale" is both a wickedly satirical novel about contemporary literary poseurs and a skilfully crafted study of freedom. As he traces the fortunes of Edward Driffield and his extraordinary wife Rosie, one of the most delightful heroines of twentieth-century literature, Maugham's sardonic wit and lyrical warmth expertly combine in this accomplished and unforgettable novel.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099282778
ISBN-10: 0099282771
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham Of Human Bondage, Hardback (September 2015)

Philip's yearning for adventure takes him to Germany and later Paris where he tries to make his mark as an artist before returning to London to study medicine. Here, a tortured and one-sided love affair with Mildred, a vulgar yet irresistible waitress, changes the course of his life for ever.

Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham Moon and Sixpence, Paperback (April 2015)

Features Charles Strickland, a respectable London stockbroker who decides in middle age to abandon his wife and children and devote himself to his true passion: art. This complex novel echoes the author's own struggles between artistic expression and public respectability, and between his public persona and private life.

Great Novels and Short Stories of Somerset Maugham by W. Somerset Maugham Great Novels and Short Stories of Somerset Maugham, Paperback (March 2014)

Includes novels and stories such as The Moon and Sixpence, Mrs Craddock, The Magician, "Rain," "Mackintosh," "The Pool," and "The Fall of Edward Barnard."

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Author Biography - W. Somerset Maugham

William Somerset Maugham was born in 1874 and lived in Paris until he was ten. He was educated at King's School, Canterbury, and at Heidelberg University. He spent some time at St. Thomas' Hospital with the idea of practising medicine, but the success of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth, published in 1897, won him over to literature. Of Human Bondage, the first of his masterpieces, came out in 1915, and with the publication in 1919 of The Moon and Sixpence his reputation as a novelist was established. At the same time his fame as a successful playwright and writer was being consolidated with acclaimed productions of various plays and the publication of several short story collections. His other works include travel books, essays, criticism and the autobiographical The Summing Up and A Writer's Notebook. In 1927 Somerset Maugham settled in the South of France and lived there until his death in 1965

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