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  • The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
    The Razor's Edge (English, Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    The progress of this spiritual odyssey involves him with some of Maugham's most brillant characters - his fiancee Isabel, whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong repercussions, and Elliot Templeton, her uncle, a classic expatriate American snob.

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  • Ashenden by W. Somerset Maugham
    Ashenden (Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    When war broke out in 1914, Somerset Maugham was dispatched by the British Secret Service to Switzerland under the guise of completing a play. The stories collected in Ashenden are rooted in Maugham's own experiences as an agent, reflecting the ruthlessness and brutality of espionage, its intrigue and treachery, as well as its absurdity.

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  • The Moon And Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham
    The Moon And Sixpence (Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    Charles Strickland, a conventional stockbroker, abandons his wife and children for Paris and Tahiti, to live his life as a painter. Inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is at once a satiric caricature of Edwardian conventions and a vivid portrayal of the mentality of a genius.

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  • Cakes And Ale by W. Somerset Maugham
    Cakes And Ale (Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARECakes and Ale is both a wickedly satirical novel about contemporary literary poseurs and a skilfully crafted study of freedom.

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  • Collected Short Stories Volume 3 by W. Somerset Maugham
    Collected Short Stories Volume 3 (Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    The third volume of Somerset Maugham's Collected Short Stories, introduced by the author, contains the celebrated series about Ashenden, a secret service agent in World War I.

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  • Collected Short Stories Volume 4 by W. Somerset Maugham
    Collected Short Stories Volume 4 (Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    This final classic collection of stories reveals Somerset Maugham's unique talent for exposing and exploring the bitter realities of human relationships.

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  • The Summing Up by W. Somerset Maugham
    The Summing Up (Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    Autobiographical without being an autobiography, confessional without disclosing his private self, The Summing Up, written when Maugham was sixty-four, is an inimitable expression of a personal credo.

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  • On A Chinese Screen by W. Somerset Maugham
    On A Chinese Screen (Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    Maugham spent the winter months of 1919 travelling fifteen hundred miles up the Yangtze river. Maugham keenly observes, and gently ridicules, their dogged and oblivious persistence with the life they know.

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  • Short Stories by W. Somerset Maugham
    Short Stories (English, Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    Somerset Maugham is the acknowledged master of the short story, and his full range is represented in this collection.

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  • Up At The Villa by W. Somerset Maugham
    Up At The Villa (Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    Mary Panton walls up her desires in a beautiful villa high up in the hills above Florence, as she calmly contemplates her disastrous marriage. She turns for help to the notorious Rowley Flint, and through him comes to realise that to deny love, with all its passions and risks, is to deny life itself.

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  • A Writer's Notebook by W. Somerset Maugham
    A Writer's Notebook (English, Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    From 1892, when he was eighteen, until 1949, when this book was first published, Somerset Maugham kept a notebook. It is without doubt one of his most important works. Part autobiographical, part confessional, packed with observations, confidences, experiments and jottings it is a rich and exhilarating admission into this great writer's workshop

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  • The Narrow Corner by W. Somerset Maugham
    The Narrow Corner (Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    On his way home from a remote Pacific island, Dr Saunders travels with two strangers: the treacherous Captain Nichols, and Fred, a handsome Australian with a shadowy past. Driven to shelter from a storm on the island of Kanda, the trio meet good-natured Erik Christessen and his fiancee, the cool and beautiful Louise.

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  • Merry Go Round by W. Somerset Maugham
    Merry Go Round (Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    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; Through Miss Ley's eyes we witness the brief but happy marriage of a dying poet;

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  • Of Human Bondage by W Somerset Maugham
    Of Human Bondage (English, Hardback) W Somerset Maugham

    W. Somerset Maugham's masterwork is the coming-of-age story of Philip Carey, a sensitive young man consumed by an unrequited and self-destructive love....

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  • The Trembling of a Leaf by W Somerset Maugham
    The Trembling of a Leaf (English, Paperback) W Somerset Maugham

    When noted English writer William Somerset Maugham set off for the South Seas to regain his health, he gathered the materials and wrote the stories represented here. These are among Maugham's best, and the best stories ever written about the exotic South Seas.

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  • Collected Short Stories Volume 1 by W. Somerset Maugham
    Collected Short Stories Volume 1 (Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    It includes the famous story 'Rain', the tragedy of a narrow-minded and overzealous missionary and a prostitute, and 'The Three Fat Women of Antibes,' an extravagantly sardonic tale of abstention and greed, as well as a host of other brilliant tales.

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  • The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham
    The Moon and Sixpence (English, CD-Audio) W. Somerset Maugham

    Inspired by the life of artist Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is the complex story of Charles Strickland, a man who abandons his family and his secure life as an English businessman to pursue an uncertain but meaningful existence as an artist.

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  • The Merry-Go-Round by W Somerset Maugham
    The Merry-Go-Round (English, Paperback) W Somerset Maugham

    The story presents us with a group of men and women, and traces the development of the love affairs and marriages of three young men, Basil, Reggie, and Herbert. Reggie, a sleek and handsome young sensualist, much spoiled by women, ill-treats and abuses the confidence of the married woman, Mrs. Castillyon, who is unfortunate enough to trust him. Basil is a refined and amiable young man of...

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  • Collected Stories by W. Somerset Maugham
    Collected Stories (Hardback) W. Somerset Maugham

    Though W. Somerset Maugham was also famous for his novels and plays, it has been argued that in thethe short story he reached the pinnacle of his artwas his true metier. These expertly told tales, with their addictive plot twists and vividly drawn characters, are both galvanizing as literature and wonderfully entertaining. In the adventures of his alter ego Ashenden, a writer who (like Maugham...

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  • The Making of a Saint by W Somerset Maugham
    The Making of a Saint (Paperback) W Somerset Maugham

    Excerpt from The Making of a Saint: A Romance of Mediaeval Italy ...

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