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ISBN13: 9781400034208
ISBN10: 1400034205
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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.

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"[Maugham is] a great artist...a genius." Theodore Dreiser

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"[Maugham's] excessively rare gift of story-telling...is almost the equal of imagination itself." The Sunday Times (London)

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"It is very difficult for a writer of my generation, if he is honest, to pretend indifference to the work of Somerset Maugham....He was always so entirely there." Gore Vidal

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

W. Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874. He trained as a doctor in London where he started writing his first novels. In 1926 he bought a house in Cap Ferrat, France, which was to become a meeting place for a number of writers, artists and politicians. He died in 1965.

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Gringo214, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Gringo214)
A Timeless classic that we should all take the time to read and experience year after year. It would be good to remember in this age of materialism and want, there are greater pursuits in life that hold far more value- Inner Peace is a Good place to start.

QUOTE FOR THE DAY: ""The sharp edge of a razor is difficult to pass over; thus the wise say the path to Salvation is hard." taken from a verse in the Katha-Upanishads.

Gringo214
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lnweeks, September 23, 2011 (view all comments by lnweeks)
This book was completely satisfying. Beautifully written, savory content, and rich characters and settings. Remember all those questions you asked yourself when just out of high school? Meaning of life? Purpose on Earth? Does wealth really matter? What about God? All here, ready for you to ponder again.
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lnweeks, September 23, 2011 (view all comments by lnweeks)
This book was completely satisfying. Beautifully written, savory content, and rich characters and settings. Remember all those questions you asked yourself when just out of high school? Meaning of life? Purpose on Earth? Does wealth really matter? What about God? All here, ready for you to ponder again.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400034208
Author:
Maugham, William Somerset
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Maugham, W. Somerset
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Veterans
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Veterans.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Vintage ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
107-961
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.95 x 5.14 x .7 in .5 lb

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Product details 320 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9781400034208 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[Maugham is] a great artist...a genius."
"Review" by , "[Maugham's] excessively rare gift of story-telling...is almost the equal of imagination itself."
"Review" by , "It is very difficult for a writer of my generation, if he is honest, to pretend indifference to the work of Somerset Maugham....He was always so entirely there."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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