"Sheppey", "The Sacred Flame", "The Circle", "The Constant Wife", "Our Betters" v. 1
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Maugham Plays by W. Somerset Maugham
Book DescriptionOne of the most admired and widely read authors of this century This first volume of Somerset Maugham's collected plays includes Sheppey, his last and best comedy of a Cockney barber who determines to give his sweepstake winnings to the poor; The Sacred Flame gives an unusual note of noir-ish suspense to a moving drama of protective maternal love; The Circle, widely regarded as Maugham's masterpiece, deals wittily with the dilemma of a young woman intent on leaving her pompous husband; in The Constant Wife, an abrasive war-between-the-sexes comedy, his heroine is an early feminist who gains financial and emotional independence from her husband; Our Betters - whose London opening was delayed through fear of lawsuits - exposes the amoral society of an English aristocracy funded by the American heiresses who have bought their way into it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413713001
(178mm x 111mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 6-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author 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, 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, 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, Paperback (March 2014)» View all books by W. Somerset Maugham
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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