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22%OFFW. Somerset Maugham - The Gentleman in the Parlour - 9780099286776 - V9780099286776
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The Gentleman in the Parlour

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Description for The Gentleman in the Parlour Paperback. Somerset Maugham's success as a writer enabled him to indulge his adventurous love of travel, and he recorded the sights and sounds of his wide-ranging journeys with an urbane, wry style all his own. This book presents an account of his trip through what was then Burma and Siam, ending in Haiphong, Vietnam. Num Pages: 240 pages. BIC Classification: 1FMB; 1FMT; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 16. Weight in Grams: 176.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY PAUL THEROUX

Somerset Maugham's success as a writer enabled him to indulge his adventurous love of travel, and he recorded the sights and sounds of his wide-ranging journeys with an urbane, wry style all his own. The Gentleman in the Parlour is an account of the author's trip through what was then Burma and Siam, ending in Haiphong, Vietnam. Whether by river to Mandalay, on horse through the mountains and forests of the Shan States to Bangkok, or onwards by sea, Maugham's vivid descriptions bring a lost world to life.

Product Details

Publisher
Vintage United Kingdom
Number of pages
240
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2001
Condition
New
Number of Pages
240
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780099286776
SKU
V9780099286776
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About W. Somerset Maugham
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 ... Read more

Reviews for The Gentleman in the Parlour
There enough raw material to sate his imagination and the journey itself takes on the contours of a story worth recording. Among the coolly-observed descriptions of ruined pagodas there's the added treat of Maugham's catty thoughts on his craft
Sunday Herald (Glasgow)
Maugham's finest travel book...As the urbane novelist wends his way through tropic climes, he reads Proust ... Read more

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