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The Complete Short Stories of W Somerset Maugham Volumes I - III

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Hard cover in red cloth with gilt lettering. Books condition good but dust covers vary with volume I having tearing on spine and rear cover has been patched; volume II has smaller tears on spine; and volume III has marking and fading. All three are price clipped. Pages are clean and binding is tight. All three volumes have inscriptions on front endpapers. Heinemann, 1967.

W. Somerset Maugham, was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era.
During the First World War, he served with the Red Cross and in the ambulance corps, before being recruited in 1916 into the British Secret Intelligence Service. During and after the war, he travelled in India and Southeast Asia; these experiences were reflected in later short stories and novels.

Some of most memorable stories in this collection are those that deal with Western/British colonists in the Far East and Pacific Islands. The stories revolving around this subject are often wry and ironic, beautiful descriptions of the exoticism of the foreign climes and the mental isolation that such geography provokes in Maugham's character. The best of these stories exploit the broiling tensions, the understated violence and the sweat and grime of non-English landscape; they are stories of the time they were written.

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Author(s):
Somerset Maugham W
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
13.5 x20.5
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
1576
Publisher:
Heinemann
Title:
The Complete Short Stories of W Somerset Maugham Volumes I - III

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Hard cover in red cloth with gilt lettering. Books condition good but dust covers vary with volume I having tearing on spine and rear cover has been patched; volume II has smaller tears on spine; and volume III has marking and fading. All three are price clipped. Pages are clean and binding is tight. All three volumes have inscriptions on front endpapers. Heinemann, 1967.

W. Somerset Maugham, was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era.
During the First World War, he served with the Red Cross and in the ambulance corps, before being recruited in 1916 into the British Secret Intelligence Service. During and after the war, he travelled in India and Southeast Asia; these experiences were reflected in later short stories and novels.

Some of most memorable stories in this collection are those that deal with Western/British colonists in the Far East and Pacific Islands. The stories revolving around this subject are often wry and ironic, beautiful descriptions of the exoticism of the foreign climes and the mental isolation that such geography provokes in Maugham's character. The best of these stories exploit the broiling tensions, the understated violence and the sweat and grime of non-English landscape; they are stories of the time they were written.

Author(s):
Somerset Maugham W
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
13.5 x20.5
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
1576
Publisher:
Heinemann
Title:
The Complete Short Stories of W Somerset Maugham Volumes I - III

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