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The Razor's Edge (Paperback, 1st Vintage International ed): W. Somerset Maugham The Razor's Edge (Paperback, 1st Vintage International ed)
W. Somerset Maugham
R287 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R70 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute. The progress of his spiritual odyssey involves him with some of Maugham's most brilliant characters - his fiancée Isabel whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong repercussions, and Elliott Templeton, her uncle, a classic expatriate American snob.  Maugham himself wanders in and out of the story, to observe his characters struggling with their fates.

Short Stories (Paperback, Reissue): W. Somerset Maugham Short Stories (Paperback, Reissue)
W. Somerset Maugham
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Somerset Maugham is the acknowledged master of the short story, and his full range is represented in this collection. In acclaimed stories such as 'Rain', 'The Letter', 'The Vessel of Wrath' and 'The Alien Corn', Maugham illustrates his wry perception of human weakness and his genius for evoking compelling drama and an acute sense of time and place.

The Painted Veil (Paperback): W. Somerset Maugham The Painted Veil (Paperback)
W. Somerset Maugham
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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 conscience to reassess her life and learn how to love.
The Painted Veil is a beautifully written affirmation of the human capacity to grow, to change, and to forgive.

Best Short Stories (Hardcover, New Edition): W. Somerset Maugham Best Short Stories (Hardcover, New Edition)
W. Somerset Maugham
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Reading the stories of Somerset Maugham is rather like curling up and up listening to the delicious, risque tales of an old, dear and rather wicked friend. You turn the pages and enter a magical world of fabulous characters, are transported to the very place, the villa, the street, the bar, of which he writes. This Macmillan Collector's Library selection features ten of his finest and most vivid stories: 'The Letter', 'The Verger', 'The Vessel of Wrath', 'The Book-Bag', 'The Facts of Life', 'Lord Mountdrago', 'The Colonel's Lady', 'The Treasure', 'Rain' and 'P&O'. This elegant edition of W. Somerset Maugham's Best Short Stories features an afterword by writer and journalist Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Of Human Bondage - 100th Anniversary Edition (Paperback, 100th Anniversary Ed): W. Somerset Maugham Of Human Bondage - 100th Anniversary Edition (Paperback, 100th Anniversary Ed)
W. Somerset Maugham; Afterword by Maeve Binchy; Benjamin DeMott 1
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From an orphan with a clubfoot, Philip Carey grows into an impressionable young man with a voracious appetite for adventure and knowledge. Then he falls obsessively in love, embarking on a disastrous relationship that will change his life forever. Revised reissue.

The Moon and Sixpence (Paperback): W. Somerset Maugham The Moon and Sixpence (Paperback)
W. Somerset Maugham; Introduction by Robert Calder
R249 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R62 (25%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

"The Moon and Sixpence, published in 1919, was one of the novels that galvanized W. Somerset Maugham's reputation as a literary master. It follows the life of one Charles Strickland, a bourgeois city gent whose dull exterior conceals the soul of a genius. Compulsive and impassioned, he abandons his home, wife, and children to devote himself slavishly to painting. In a tiny studio in Paris, he fills canvas after canvas, refusing to sell or even exhibit his work. Beset by poverty, sickness, and his own intransigent, unscrupulous nature, he drifts to Tahiti, where, even after being blinded by leprosy, he produces some of his most extraordinary works of art. Inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin, "The Moon and Sixpence is an unforgettable" study of a man possessed by the need to create?regardless of the cost to himself and to others.

Of Human Bondage (Paperback, New): W. Somerset Maugham Of Human Bondage (Paperback, New)
W. Somerset Maugham
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An obsessive love affair provides the pivot of this powerful evocation of a young man's progress to maturity in the years before the First World War.

Collected Short Stories (Paperback, Reissue): W. Somerset Maugham Collected Short Stories (Paperback, Reissue)
W. Somerset Maugham 1
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Maugham learned his craft from Maupassant, and these stories, featuring his alter-ego Ashenden, display the unique and remarkable talent that made him an unsurpassed storyteller.

For Services Rendered (Paperback): W. Somerset Maugham For Services Rendered (Paperback)
W. Somerset Maugham
R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Trio (DVD): Felix Aylmer, Kathleen Harrison, James Hayter, Michael Hordern, Anna Crawford, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Eliot Makeham,... Trio (DVD)
Felix Aylmer, Kathleen Harrison, James Hayter, Michael Hordern, Anna Crawford, …
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1950 collection of three vignettes from short stories written by W. Somerset Maugham and introduced on screen by the writer himself. 'The Verger' follows the fortunes of Albert Foreman (James Hayter) a man of the cloth at St Neville's whose position is terminated when it emerges that he is illiterate. Forced to change his life, he rejects reading and writing lessons and instead opens a tobacconist shop. He then becomes something of an unlikely business tycoon. In 'Mister Know All' we're introduced to Max Kelada (Nigel Patrick) the type of bigmouth everyone loves to hate. A Jeweler to trade, he goes on a cruise where his inability to keep quiet leads him into an awkward situation. When he identifies the necklace of a fellow passenger's wife as authentic and almost reveals a secret affair. His ability to finally keep his face shut earns him a newfound respect. Finally, 'Sanitorium' is set in a TB ward in the Scottish countryside. New patient Ashenden (Roland Culver) checks in and begins immediately to observe the lives of the other patients. A touching romance between resident patients Major Templeton (Michael Rennie) captivates his imagination while the incessant bickering between elderly residents McLeod (Finlay Currie) and Campbell (John Laurie) provides comic relief.

A Writer's Notebook (Paperback): W. Somerset Maugham A Writer's Notebook (Paperback)
W. Somerset Maugham
R307 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R75 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Filled with keen observations, autobiographical notes, and the seeds of many of Maugham's greatest works, "A Writer's Notebook "is a unique and exhilarating look into a great writer's mind at work.
From nearly five decades, Somerset Maugham recorded an intimate journal. In it we see the budding of his incomparable vision and his remarkable career as a writer. Covering the years from his time as a youthful medical student in London to a seasoned world traveler around the world, it is playful, sharp witted, and always revealing. Undoubtedly one of his most significant works, "A Writer's Notebook" is a must for Maugham fans and anyone interested in the creative process.

The Magician (Paperback): W. Somerset Maugham The Magician (Paperback)
W. Somerset Maugham
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Of Human Bondage (Paperback): W. Somerset Maugham Of Human Bondage (Paperback)
W. Somerset Maugham
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Collected Short Stories, Vol 2 (Paperback, Reissue): W. Somerset Maugham Collected Short Stories, Vol 2 (Paperback, Reissue)
W. Somerset Maugham
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The stories collected here, including "The Alien Corn," "Flotsam and Jetsam," and "The Vessel of Wrath," reconfirm Maugham's stature as one of the masters of the short story.

The Circle (Paperback): W. Somerset Maugham The Circle (Paperback)
W. Somerset Maugham
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The Magician a Novel - Large Print (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition): W. Somerset Maugham The Magician a Novel - Large Print (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
W. Somerset Maugham
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Cakes and Ale (Paperback, 1st Vintage International Ed): W. Somerset Maugham Cakes and Ale (Paperback, 1st Vintage International Ed)
W. Somerset Maugham
R307 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R76 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Cakes and Ale is a delicious satire of London literary society between the Wars. Social climber Alroy Kear is flattered when he is selected by Edward Driffield's wife to pen the official biography of her lionized novelist husband, and determined to write a bestseller. But then Kear discovers the great novelist's voluptuous muse (and unlikely first wife), Rosie. The lively, loving heroine once gave Driffield enough material to last a lifetime, but now her memory casts an embarrissing shadow over his career and respectable image.  Wise, witty, deeply satisfying, Cakes and Ale is Maugham at his best.

Mrs. Craddock (Paperback): W. Somerset Maugham Mrs. Craddock (Paperback)
W. Somerset Maugham
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The Magician (Paperback): W. Somerset Maugham The Magician (Paperback)
W. Somerset Maugham
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Of Human Bondage (Paperback): W. Somerset Maugham Of Human Bondage (Paperback)
W. Somerset Maugham
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The Explorer (Paperback): W. Somerset Maugham The Explorer (Paperback)
W. Somerset Maugham
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Caesars Wife (Paperback): W. Somerset Maugham Caesars Wife (Paperback)
W. Somerset Maugham
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The Circle (Paperback): W. Somerset Maugham The Circle (Paperback)
W. Somerset Maugham
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The Moon and Sixpence (Paperback): W. Somerset Maugham The Moon and Sixpence (Paperback)
W. Somerset Maugham
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The Land of the Blessed Virgin (Paperback): W. Somerset Maugham The Land of the Blessed Virgin (Paperback)
W. Somerset Maugham
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