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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
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    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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  • Collected Short Stories Volume 2 by W. Somerset Maugham
    Collected Short Stories Volume 2 (Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    The stories in this collection move from Malaya to America and England, and include some of Maugham's most famous tales; In this second volume of his collected stories, Maugham illustrates his characteristic wry perception of human foibles and his genius for evoking compelling drama from an acute sense of time and place.

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  • The Magician by W. Somerset Maugham
    The Magician (Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    Set in the bohemian cafe society of Paris at the turn of the nineteenth century, Maugham's exploration of hypnotism and the occult was inspired by the sinister black magician Aleister Crowley.

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

    Of Human Bondage is the first and most autobiographical of Maugham's masterpieces. It is the story of Philip Carey, an orphan eager for life, love and adventure. After a few months studying in Heidelberg, and a brief spell in Paris as would-be artist, Philip settles in London to train as a doctor.

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  • Collected Short Stories Volume 4 by W. Somerset Maugham
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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
    The Painted Veil (English, Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    Kitty Fane is the beautiful but shallow wife of Walter, a bacteriologist stationed in Hong Kong. But when Walter discovers her deception, he exacts a strange and terrible vengeance: Kitty must accompany him to his new posting in remote mainland China, where a cholera epidemic rages...

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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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  • The Escape and Other Stories by W. Somerset Maugham
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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, Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham, Benjamin DeMott

    Of Human Bondage is a masterpiece of autobiographical fiction and one of Maugham's best -loved works. From a tormented orphan with a clubfoot, Philip Carey grows into an impressionable young man with a voracious appetite for adventure and knowledge. His cravings take him to Paris at age eighteen to try his hand at art, then back to London to study medicine. But even so, nothing can sate his...

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  • Then And Now by W. Somerset Maugham
    Then And Now (Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    Maugham found a parallel to the turmoil of our own times in the duplicity, intrigue and sensuality of the Italian Renaissance. Then and Now enters the world of Machiavelli, and covers three important months in the career of that crafty politician, worldly seducer and high priest of schemers.

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  • The Land of the Blessed Virgin by W Somerset Maugham
    The Land of the Blessed Virgin (English, Paperback) W Somerset Maugham

    Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia

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  • The Painted Veil by W Somerset Maugham
    The Painted Veil (English, Paperback) W Somerset Maugham

    Set in England and Hong Kong in the 1920s, The Painted Veil is the story of the beautiful but love-starved Kitty Fane. When her husband discovers her adulterous affair, he forces her to accompany him to the heart of a cholera epidemic. Stripped of the British society of her youth and the small but effective society she fought so hard to attain in Hong Kong, she is compelled by her awakening...

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  • The Moon and Sixpence by W Somerset Maugham
    The Moon and Sixpence (English, Paperback) W Somerset Maugham

    This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

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