The Razor's Edge (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 26, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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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User Review  - Bruce - Goodreads

The Razor's Edge is one of W. Somerset Maugham's last novels. Subtitled The Story of a Man Who Found a Faith, it is an uneven work. Maugham was a playwright as well as a novelist, and this novel reads ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jamie - Goodreads

Maugham, you son of a bitch. “You know, at one time I made quite a little reputation for myself as a humorist by the simple process of telling the truth. It came as such a surprise to most people that ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

W. Somerset Maugham was one the twentieth century’s most popular novelists as well as a celebrated playwright, critic, and short story writer. He was born in Paris but grew up in England and served as a secret agent for the British during World War I. He wrote many novels, including the classics Of Human Bondage, Cakes and Ale, Christmas Holiday, The Moon and Sixpence, Theatre, and Up at the Villa.


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