The Razor's Edge

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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  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

At long last I have read this book. This is the story of a group of Americans who reach adulthood just as the First World War is in full swing. Maugham gives himself the role of narrator of the story ... Read full review

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

When I first read this, I was too overwhelmed to try to sum up my feelings about it with just a bit of text. (Plus, I wasn't on Goodreads at the time.) There is still no earthly way that I can convey ... Read full review

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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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