East of Suez: A Play in Seven Scenes

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The Floating Press, Apr 1, 2011 - Drama - 147 pages
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This play by prolific British author W. Somerset Maugham delves deeper into several subjects that preoccupied Maugham throughout his literary career: the way that our external environment can shape our personalities and choices, and the usually negative consequences that arise from the intermingling of two divergent cultural traditions. In the play, an unlikely love affair blossoms and then sours against the backdrop of early twentieth century Peking.
 

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Contents

Scene I
4
Scene II
7
Scene III
32
Scene IV
59
Scene V
87
Scene VI
112
Scene VII
135
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Writer William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris on January 25, 1874. He attended St. Thomas's Medical School in London. A prolific writer, Maugham produced novels, short stories, plays, and an autobiographical novel, "Of Human Bondage." Although he remains popular for his novels and short stories, when he was alive his plays, now dated, were also popular, and in 1908 four of his plays ran simultaneously. Maugham died in Nice, France, on December 16, 1965.

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