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Collected Short Stories Volume 3
Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Em and the Big Hoom. Anna Karenina Movie Tie-in Edition: Official Tie-in Edition Vintage Classics. Customers who bought this item also bought. The Moon And Sixpence. Review "Fascinating tales, sharply revealed characters, a fine narrative craft" J.
Collected Short Stories: Volume 3
Writing was his life; everything else was secondary to it" Daily Mail Book Description The first volume of collected short stories, written by a master of the form See all Product description. To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. See all free Kindle reading apps. In a novel, one has the luxury to fill in the middle. The short story has very little in the middle. So, it requires a high degree of story telling to be writing short stories. The differentiating aspect of Somerset Maugham is the descriptives of the characters.
I just read it and close my eyes and can very well draw a picture of the character. He brings life out of words. And he can make a story out of anything - a visit to a wrong house The Poet. The humour is so succinct, just there but not all over the place. For years I have been repeating the old idea that Somerset Maugham was not quite an "A" writer, but was certainly among the best of the "B" writers.
I think this idea originated with Maugham himself. But the passage of years has made this idea look ridiculous. Maybe we should widen the playing field: In the second case, I come up with Chekhov another doctor. But, leaving all thoughts of competition and comparison behind, please read "The Luncheon" or "The Ant and the Grasshopper" for a side of Maugham rarely mentioned: He may be skewering a victim while doing so, but that's hardly illegal.
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Collected Short Stories Volume 3 by W. Somerset Maugham
As an avid Maugham fan, I am enjoying this book and am about half way through. He was a great world traveler and when he describes the places he uses in his stories, yoy feel as if you are there along with the characters. Maugham sounds very continental most of the time, but he can surprise you with some idioms and he made me laugh at unexpected moments. One of his very best short stories and then made into a play, then a movie, is "The Letter". One person found this helpful. A truly wonderful writer of superb stories.
A must for anyone appreciating this high level of literature - especially this collection for those who enjoy intrigue and spy-craft. Received my book, exactly as described, in 2 days! The stories are literature. Other reasons are that they taught me something about attitudes in those days, showed a look at the culture s of many countries at that period of time and included a fair share of ironic humor.
The reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5? I wasn't able to grasp everything in the stories because the context is out of my reach due to the time period. This volume 3 of W.
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Somerset Maugham's short stories are the adventures of a spy. Maugham groups them so that they are an on going event. As he was in reality an intelligences agent in the First World War, his candid descriptions are very enjoyable. I am an avid fan of Maugham's and have just purchased through Amazon more of his books. My book shelf is getting crowded, but there is always room for W. Maugham was a prolific British short story writer from the s and 30s. Although his work is dated and sometimes formulaic, many of his stories are small masterpieces about interpersonal relationships.
They continue to entertain contemporary readers and should be sampled for Maugham's genius as a master of the medium. This collection of short stories is no different -- simply beautiful writing and very human stories. On the other hand, the printing of this particular edition is horrible. The text is oversaturated so that each letter is horribly spread out and fat; very distracting to read. I'm happy with the writing, very disappointed with the quality of the printing. Five stars for writing -- zero stars for the printing.
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