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Collected Short Stories: Volume 4

Collected Short Stories Volume 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 st

  • Title: Collected Short Stories: Volume 4
  • Author: W. Somerset Maugham
  • ISBN: 9780140185928
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 MalayaThis 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.For than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up to date translations by award winning translators.

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    1. Much of what Maugham wrote was always greatly influenced by the numerous travels he made. In the course of his momentous writing career, there were few countries and cities that he did not visit. Yet, by his own admission Maugham found it difficult to open up and talk to the many strangers he encountered during his journeys. At the core he was a shy and introverted man. This, Maugham believed was an unfortunate handicap for a writer. Especially because no one could have been more interested and [...]

    2. ENGLISH: 30 short stories by Maugham. The story I liked most was "A matrimony of convenience," which is very funny. I also liked "The wash-tub," "Mabel, "Raw material" and "Red." The latter is a prose developed version of the poem by the Spanish poet Campoamor: "After twenty years he comes back; on meeting, he and she exclaim: Good Heavens, and this is she! My God, and this is he!"ESPAÑOL: 30 cuentos de Maugham. El que más me gustó fue "Matrimonio de conveniencia", que es muy divertido. Tambi [...]

    3. Finally I finished reading Maugham’s “Collected Short Stories Volume 4”, enjoying most of them, that is, from its 30 stories I liked “The back of beyond”, “An official position”, “Winter cruise”, “The letter”, “The outstation”, “A casual affair”, and “Neil MacAdam” due to their own unique style, dialogs and sentimentality. Of course, other readers can see things differently while reading them and thus prefer their own favorite stories. Interestingly, nearly most [...]

    4. After reading all 4 volumes I can easily say Maugham is my favorite short story writer - it's easy to see why some of these became movies since everything is vividly evoked quickly but fully and the drama is of the everyday variety but universal as well. He's a magician - worlds you've never seen except maybe in the movies are brought to life and characters are never stock or boring but seem true. I will reread these again to try to figure out how he does it but also for the sheer pleasure of th [...]

    5. The collection not remarkable from any aspect, It's a work of a man who just eat from his profession as a writer so he has to keep writing. It lacks the originality and creativity. I keep reading Maugham intentionally for the progress in my English.

    6. French Joe by Somerset Maugham“I do not think that many people have been to Thursday Island…they told me in Sydney that it was the last place God ever made” There you have it, right from the start: you are conditioned, primed for a glorious journey to the most remote and therefore attractive places on Earth.I have been thinking why I love Maugham so much. He has a magic which is beyond my comprehension, but one reason for my enrapture is the unique balance between a certain conservatism in [...]

    7. Wonderful collection of short stories, the majority of which take place in various locations around the British Empire in Southeast Asia between the World Wars. A warning, though, to those who pick up this book While there are some beautiful stories in this collection, a whole lot of them can be downright depressing and could even make you a little cynical about love and relationships . . . or it could just make you take a more realistic view of these things. Either way, these stories will make [...]

    8. So I've actually just finished up the Complete Somerset Maugham collection (here amazon/Complete-Storie on amazon) after many many months of picking at the stories, on and off. I'm a huge fan of the hardcover collection - 91 stories between the two volumes. The only part I'd recommend skipping are the half dozen Ashenden spy stories.

    9. the master . brilliant short stories . many of these stories are set in the far east almost all feature 2 or 3 characters interacting at close quarters often in isolated circumstances such as up country or on a boat and all cast a mordant world weary eye on human failings .

    10. Maugham can write an interesting story, but I get the sense he's more interested in describing the aesthetics of people and place. Not sure if he does this brilliantly, but certainly an enjoyable read.

    11. I read a story a night just before bed. The great way to end a day. Maugham is my favorite short story author. I never tire of reading his short stories. I read his novels at least every two years; but when I finish all 4 of his short story collection I start over.

    12. These short stories are truly delightful. Maugham manages to create some amazing characters, often in only a few short pages. The stories and the settings are beautiful, sometimes tragic, but always page-turners.

    13. I am not much of a short story reader and yet I enjoyed this much more than expected. It inspired me to rad more of his work. If only I had read more of my assigned reading in high school. :-)

    14. this is more of similar stories as in the previous collection that i read and 1 volume in a lifetime is probably sufficient to cover the range . still very enjoyable and waspish .

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