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Maugham s enchanting tale of secrets and fatal attraction The Magician is one of Somerset Maugham s most complex and perceptive novels. Running through it is the theme of evil, deftly woven into a story as memorable for its action as for its astonishingly vivid characters. In fin de siecle Paris, Arthur and Margaret are engaged to be married. Everyone approves and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves until the sinister and repulsive Oliver Haddo appears. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143104896
ISBN-10: 0143104896
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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. Robert Calder is professor of English at the University of Saskatchewan.

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