Collected Short Stories by W. Somerset Maugham
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Collected Short Stories
By W. Somerset Maugham

Collected Short Stories

Vol 2

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Collected Short Stories by W. Somerset Maugham

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The second of four volumes of short stories which reflect Somerset Maugham's wry perception of human foibles and gift for evoking drama from a sense of time and place. Set in Malaya, America and England, they include "Flotsam and Jetsam," "The Man With the Sca, r" and "The Vessel of Wrath." For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140185904
ISBN-10: 0140185909
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 26mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author W. Somerset Maugham

Plays by W. Somerset Maugham Plays, Paperback (February 2017)

In his day, W Somerset Maugham was most celebrated as a playwright. This collection of his most popular plays manifests the breadth of his ability. It includes the noirish mystery The Sacred Flame, the hilarious satires The Circle, The Constant Wife, and Our Betters, and the sharp-witted drama Sheppey.

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

W. Somerset Maugham(1874-1965) lived in Paris until he was ten. He was educated at King's School, Canterbury, and at Heidelberg University. He afterwards walked the wards of St. Thomas's Hospital with a view to practice in medicine, but the success of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth(1897), won him over to letters. Something of his hospital experience is reflected, however, in the first of his masterpieces, Of Human Bondage(1915), and withThe Moon and Sixpence(1919) his reputation as a novelist was assured. His position as one of the most successful playwrights on the London stage was being consolidated simultaneously. His first play, A Man of Honour(1903), was followed by a procession of successes just before and after the First World War. (At one point only Bernard Shaw had more plays running at the same time in London.) His theatre career ended withSheppey(1933).His fame as a short-story writer began withThe Trembling of a Leaf, sub-titledLittle Stories of the South Sea Islands, in 1921, after which he published more than ten collections. W. Somerset Maugham's general books are fewer in number. They include travel books, such asOn a Chinese Screen(1922) andDon Fernando(1935), essays, criticism, and the self-revealingThe Summing Up(1938) andA Writer's Notebook(1949).He became a Companion of Honour in 1954."

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