Collected short stories, Volume 4
This final classic collection reveals Somerset Maugham's unique talent for exposing and exploring the bitter realities of human relationships in tales of love, infidelity, passion and prejudice. The stories range from "The Lotus Eater" where a man envisions a life of bliss in the Mediterranean, to the astringent tales of "The Outstation" and "The Back of Beyond" in Malaya and South East Asia.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JBreedlove - LibraryThing
A collection of stories of the English middle and upper classes during the inter war years in London and British Malaysia. Usually the stories had to do with couples and their faulty relations. Only ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Smiley - LibraryThing
Yes, the stories are old school. They have a beginning, a middle and an end. They also have a point. They are not minimalist fiction and rarely self-indulgent. Maybe that is why nobody reads Maugham ... Read full review