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By W. Somerset Maugham

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Merry-go-round by W. Somerset Maugham

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Looking out upon the backstreets, the suburbs and the high society haunts of Edwardian London, the delightfully witty and independent spinster Miss Ley surveys a tangled web of lives; she sympathetically observes the struggle under the pressures of convention, and the complex interplay between love and reason. Through Miss Ley's eyes we witness the brief but happy marriage of a dying poet; a woman's adulterous passion for a young rascal, and finally, an honourable man's decision to take virtue to extremes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099288701
ISBN-10: 0099288702
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Nov-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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