The Razor's Edge
Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute. The progress of this spiritual odyssey involves him with some of Maugham's most brillant characters - his fiancee Isabel, whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong repercussions, and Elliot Templeton, her uncle, a classic expatriate American snob. The most ambitious of Maugham's novels, this is also one in which Maugham himself plays a considerable part as he wanders in and out of the story, to observe his characters struggling with their fates.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bibliest - LibraryThing
Intimate acquaintances but less than friends, they meet and part in postwar London and Paris: Elliot, the arch-snob but also the kindest of men; Isabel, considered to be entertaining, gracious, and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - madepercy - LibraryThing
I watched the movie before reading the book, so my imaginative reconstruction of the characters was compromised. Unlike Hemingway, Maugham puts the narrator, himself, central to the plot. I couldn't ... Read full review