Rain and Other South Sea Stories
W. Somerset Maugham led many lives, including that of a doctor in London's slums, a successful playwright and novelist, an agent for British Intelligence during World War I, and a world traveler. In 1917, he took the first of many voyages to the Pacific Islands and the Far East, where his keen sense of observation found inspiration for some of his finest writing.
Rain and Other South Sea Stories features one of Maugham's most famous tales, concerning the clash between a missionary and a prostitute. "Rain" was adapted for the stage and filmed on three separate occasions, its leading character portrayed by Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, and Rita Hayworth. This collection also includes "Macintosh," a psychological study of the competition between two officials; "The Fall of Edward Barnard," a tale of social rebellion that foreshadows The Razor's Edge; "The Pool," a portrait of a marriage between people from different cultures; and other compelling stories of life in the tropics.
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Nice book but....User Review - lisa527 - Overstock.com
The cover is sleek and waterproof the book is light the stories are a good collection of Maugham HOWEVER.... I bought it for the listed price *** while later I found on the back cover under the price ... Read full review
Review: Rain and Other South Sea StoriesUser Review - Michael B - Goodreads
This was one of the works, besides Mark Twain's short stories, that made me want to go to the South Pacific. Something I actually did and will treasure forever. Read full review