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Theatre

Theatre

Julia Lambert is in her prime, the greatest actress in England. Off stage, however, she is bored with her handsome husband, coquettish and undisciplined. She is at first flattered and amused by the attentions of a shy and eager young fan, but before long Julia is amazed to find h... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780099286837
Barcode 9780099286837
Published 6 July 2001 by Vintage
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Maugham, W. Somerset
Series Vintage Classics
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ISBN-13 9780099286837
ISBN-10 0099286831
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage Classics
Publication Date 6 July 2001
International Publication Date 1 June 2001
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Maugham, W. Somerset
Series Vintage Classics
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 181g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Actresses, England, Fiction, Adultery
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912;823.912
Catalogue Code 692092

Description of this Book

Julia Lambert is in her prime, the greatest actress in England. On stage she is a true professional, in full possession of her emotions. Off stage, however, she is bored with her husband, less disciplined about her behaviour. She is at first amused by the attentions of a shy but ambitious young fan, then thrilled by his persistence - and at last wildly but dangerously in love...Although Maugham is most celebrated as a novelist and shortstory writer, it was as a playwright that he first knew success. Theatre is both a tribute to a world from which he had retired and a persuasive testimony to his enthusiasm for drama and the stage.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The modern writer who has influenced me the most. <br>--George Orwell
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

William Somerset Maugham was born in 1874 and lived in Paris until he was ten. He was educated at King's School, Canterbury, and at Heidelberg University. He spent some time at St. Thomas' Hospital with the idea of practising medicine, but the success of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth, published in 1897, won him over to literature. Of Human Bondage, the first of his masterpieces, came out in 1915, and with the publication in 1919 of The Moon and Sixpence his reputation as a novelist was established. At the same time his fame as a successful playwright and writer was being consolidated with acclaimed productions of various plays and the publication of several short story collections. His other works include travel books, essays, criticism and the autobiographical The Summing Up and A Writer's Notebook. In 1927 Somerset Maugham settled in the South of France and lived there until his death in 1965

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