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The Resource Collected Stories, W. Somerset Maugham ; introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare

Collected Stories, W. Somerset Maugham ; introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare

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Collected Stories
Title
Collected Stories
Statement of responsibility
W. Somerset Maugham ; introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare
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Language
eng
Summary
In this edition of his collected shorter fiction we can see why Somerset Maugham, celebrated as the author of Cakes and Ale and Of Human Bondage, is also regarded as a master of the short story. Open this substantial volume at any page and you will find evidence of his extraordinary art. Without narrative tricks and in a plain prose style, Maugham introduces us to the enormous range of characters and experiences he encountered in an unusually long life and recorded with the cool accuracy of a good doctor diagnosing disease. There are many famous stories here; some of them made into films such as The Force of Circumstance, Rain, P & O and The Colonel's Lady; others, less famous, charting mundane but mysterious events in all four quarters of the world
Biographical or historical data
Nicholas Shakespeare is the author of The Vision of Elena Silves, The High Flyer and The Dancer Upstairs. A major film of The Dancer Upstairs, starring John Malkovitch, is currently in production, for which Nicholas Shakespeare has written the screenplay. He has also written a much acclaimed biography of Bruce Chatwin.
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Maugham, W. Somerset
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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Shakespeare, Nicholas
Series statement
Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics
Target audience
general
Label
Collected Stories, W. Somerset Maugham ; introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
9781857152760
Dimensions
21x14x5 cm.
Edition
New ed.
Extent
848 p.
Isbn
9781857152760
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Collected Stories, W. Somerset Maugham ; introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare
Publication
Control code
9781857152760
Dimensions
21x14x5 cm.
Edition
New ed.
Extent
848 p.
Isbn
9781857152760
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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