Mrs. Craddock

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Penguin, 1967 - Fiction - 255 pages
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"Edward is a throughly good man. He may lack his wife Bertha's education, but he is unfailingly good-humored, handsome, placid, and popular with everyone. It is hardly surprising that his wife adores him. But expending all one's passion, all one's spirit, on a man who is so undemonstrative can be very trying, as Bertha soon discovers." -- BACK COVER.
 

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Maugham wrote a great deal about unequal love affairs, and this is a particularly infuriating one. Mrs. Craddock tells the story of an intelligent, educated, tasteful young woman who falls in love ... Read full review

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"Between any two lovers there is always one who loves, and one who lets themself be loved. It is the one who loves, that always gets hurt." This quote from Mrs. Craddock (I've rendered it as best I ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1
11
Chapter 2
16
Chapter 3
22
Chapter 4
31
Chapter 5
37
Chapter 6
47
Chapter 7
54
Chapter 8
62
Chapter 20
145
Chapter 21
152
Chapter 22
158
Chapter 23
164
Chapter 24
170
Chapter 25
177
Chapter 26
184
Chapter 27
187

Chapter 9
69
Chapter 10
76
Chapter 11
82
Chapter 12
89
Chapter 13
97
Chapter 14
103
Chapter 15
110
Chapter 16
117
Chapter 17
124
Chapter 18
130
Chapter 19
137
Chapter 28
195
Chapter 29
201
Chapter 30
207
Chapter 31
214
Chapter 32
220
Chapter 33
226
Chapter 34
234
Chapter 35
243
Chapter 36
251
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About the author (1967)

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.