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              Books by W. Somerset Maugham

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              Ashenden
               

              Ashenden (Paperback, New edition)

              By Maugham, W. Somerset

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              Inspired by Maughams's own experiences as a British secret agent in World War I, this series of stories features a fictional spy, John Ashenden, whose dangerous assignments entangle him with traitors, assassins and beautiful but treacherous women.

              ISBN 9780099289708
              Released NZ 6 Oct 2000
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Vintage Classics
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              Collected Short Stories Volume 4
               

              Collected Short Stories Volume 4 (Paperback, New edition)

              By Maugham, W. Somerset

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              This final, classic collection of stories reveals Maugham's unique talent for exposing and exploring the bitter realities of human relationships. Included are: The Lotus Eater , The Outstation and The Back of Beyond .

              ISBN 9780099428862
              Released NZ 5 Apr 2002
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Maugham Short Stories
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              The Hero
                

              The Hero (EPUB ebook)

              By Maugham, W. Somerset

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              Five years change a man, and when they have been spent in the bush fighting Boers, the changes are profound. So when Jamie Parson comes home with captain's pips and a Victoria Cross, he is no longer the boy he was. But not to his parents and Mary, his sweetheart...they expect him... to fit in. Jamie can't, and shortly breaks off with Mary. Happiness remains a shadow, illusive as the Boers, and Jamie finds the moral struggle as relentless as the military.
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              ISBN 9781633554399
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              Released NZ 8 Jan 2015
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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              The Trembling of a Leaf: Little Stori: Little Stories of the South Sea Islands
                

              The Trembling of a Leaf: Little Stori: Little Stories of the South Sea Islands (EPUB ebook)

              By Maugham, W. Somerset

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              THE Pacific is inconstant and uncertain like the soul of man. Sometimes it is grey like the English Channel off Beachy Head, with a heavy swell, and sometimes it is rough, capped with white crests, and boisterous. It is not so often that it is calm and blue. Then, indeed, the blu...e is arrogant. The sun shines fiercely from an unclouded sky. The trade wind gets into your blood and you are filled with an impatience for the unknown. The billows, magnificently rolling, stretch widely on all sides of you, and you forget your vanished youth, with its memories, cruel and sweet, in a restless, intolerable desire for life. On such a sea as this Ulysses sailed when he sought the Happy Isles. But there are days also when the Pacific is like a lake. The sea is flat and shining. The flying fish, a gleam of shadow on the brightness of a mirror, make little fountains of sparkling drops when they dip. There are fleecy clouds on the horizon, and at sunset they take strange shapes so that it is impossible not to believe that you see a range of lofty mountains. They are the mountains of the country of your dreams. You sail through an unimaginable silence upon a magic sea. Now and then a few gulls suggest that land is not far off, a forgotten island hidden in a wilderness of waters; but the gulls, the melancholy gulls, are the only sign you have of it. You see never a tramp, with its friendly smoke, no stately bark or trim schooner, not a fishing boat even: it is an empty desert; and presently the emptiness fills you with a vague foreboding.
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              ISBN 9781633554467
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              Released NZ 8 Jan 2015
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              The Moon and Sixpence
                

              The Moon and Sixpence (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Maugham, W. Somerset

              I confess that when first I made acquaintance with Charles Strickland I never for a moment discerned that there was in him anything out of the ordinary.

              ISBN 9781412812832
              Released NZ 30 Dec 2009
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
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              The Great Novels and Short Stories of Somerset Maugham
                 

              The Great Novels and Short Stories of Somerset Maugham (EPUB ebook)

              By Maugham, W. Somerset

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              Includes novels and stories such as The Moon and Sixpence, Mrs Craddock, The Magician, Rain, Mackintosh, The Pool, and The Fall of Edward Barnard.

              ISBN 9781629141565
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              Released NZ 4 Mar 2014
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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              The Land of Promise
               

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              By Torbett, D.; Maugham, W. Somerset

              As one of the most abidingly popular literary figures of the twentieth century, W. Somerset Maugham's sphere of influence far exceeded the realm of the stage, for which most of his early works were written. The Land of...

              ISBN 9781775560999
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              Published NZ 1 Jun 2012
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              Up At The Villa
               

              Up At The Villa (Paperback, New edition)

              By Maugham, W. Somerset

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              Mary Panton walls up her desires in a beautiful villa high up in the hills above Florence, as she calmly contemplates her disastrous marriage. But a single act of compassion begins a nightmare of violence that shatters her serenity. She turns for help to the notorious Rowley Flin...t.
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              ISBN 9780099478324
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2005
              Publisher Vintage
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              Creatures of Circumstance
                

              Creatures of Circumstance (Trade Paperback / Paperback, large type edition)

              By Maugham, W. Somerset

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              Creatures of Circumstance begins with an explanation from the author telling how this collection came about. He states that he ""has never pretended to be anything but a story teller. It has amused me to tell stories and I have told a great many. It is a misfortune for me that th...e telling of a story just for the sake of the story is not an activity that is in favor with the intelligentsia. I endeavor to bear my misfortunes with fortitude."" The short stories in this extraordinary collection-with the exception of one-were written after the close of World War I. Maugham shrewdly and brilliantly exploited the public taste of his time to put on display the changing morality of the twentieth century. An expert storyteller, he was also a master of fictional technique. His fiction offers a synthesis of pleasures in the form of realism, exoticism, shrewd and ironic observation, careful craftsmanship, and characteriation. Among the stories included in Creatures of Circumstance are ""The Colonel's Lady,"" ""Flotsam and Jetsam,"" ""Sanatorium,"" ""Appearance and Reality,"" ""The Point of Honor,"" ""A Woman of Fifty,"" ""The Man from Glasgow,"" and ""The Kite.""
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              ISBN 9781412811743
              Released NZ 30 Jan 2011
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
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              Of Human Bondage
                

              Of Human Bondage (EPUB ebook)

              By Maugham, W. Somerset

              Generally considered to be W. Somerset Maugham's masterpiece, Of Human Bondage follows Philip Carey, an orphan since age nine, as he grows up in a small town under the care of his aunt and uncle-a vicar who controls his inheritance.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of l...iterature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
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              ISBN 9781443431958
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              Released NZ 28 Jan 2014
              Publisher HarperCollins
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