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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 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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  • 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 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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  • Cakes And Ale by W. Somerset Maugham
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    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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  • Up At The Villa by W. Somerset Maugham
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    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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  • 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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  • The Magician by W. Somerset Maugham
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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Gentleman In The Parlour by W. Somerset Maugham
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    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY PAUL THEROUXSomerset Maugham's success as a writer enabled him to indulge his adventurous love of travel, and he recorded the sights and sounds of his wide-ranging journeys with an urbane, wry style all his own.

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  • Far Eastern Tales by W. Somerset Maugham
    Far Eastern Tales (Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    Whether portraying a ship-borne flight from a lover's curse, murder in the jungle, or a marriage shattered by a past indiscretion, they all reveal Maugham at his best - sometimes caustic, sometimes gently comic, but always the shrewd and human judge of character and soul.

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  • The Summing Up by W. Somerset Maugham
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    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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  • The Land of the Blessed Virgin by W Somerset Maugham
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    Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia

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  • The Land of the Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia by W Somerset Maugham
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    The Land of The Blessed Virgin

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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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  • Ten Novels And Their Authors by W. Somerset Maugham
    Ten Novels And Their Authors (Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    Maugham's studies of the lives and masterpieces of ten great novelists are outstanding examples of literary criticism at its finest. Afforded here are some of the formulae of greatness in the genre, as well as the flaws and heresies which enfeeble it. Written by a master of fiction, Ten Novels and Their Authors is a unique and invaluable guide.

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