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By Maugham, W. Somerset

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In Theatre, W. Somerset Maugham- the author of the classic novels Of Human Bondage and Up at the Villa- introduces us to Julia Lambert, a woman of breathtaking poise and talent whose looks have stood by her forty-six years. She is one of the greatest actresses England- so good, i... read full description below.

ISBN 9780375724633
Published 13 March 2001 by Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Vintage International
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ISBN-13 9780375724633
ISBN-10 037572463X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House Inc
Publication Date 13 March 2001
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Maugham, W. Somerset
Series Vintage International
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 131mm
Height: 207mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 236g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Psychological fiction, Young men, Married women, Rejection (Psychology), Middle-aged women
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In Theatre, W. Somerset Maugham- the author of the classic novels Of Human Bondage and Up at the Villa- introduces us to Julia Lambert, a woman of breathtaking poise and talent whose looks have stood by her forty-six years. She is one of the greatest actresses England- so good, in fact, that perhaps she never stops acting. It seems that noting can ruffle her satin feathers, until a quiet stranger who challenges Julia's very sense of self. As a result, she will endure rejection for the first time, her capacity as a mother will be affronted, and her ability to put on whatever face she desired for her public will prove limited. In Theatre, Maugham subtly exposes the tensions and triumphs that occur when acting and reality blend together, and- for Julia- ultimately reverse.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Brilliant. The sheer, unmatched skill with which Mr. Maugham has told his tale would fill any novelist with envy. - Chicago Tribune <br>

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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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