W. Somerset Maugham

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One of the most popular writers of Interwar Britain, W. Somerset Maugham earned vast sums as a playwright, novelist and master of the short story. His work is characterised by a clear unadorned style, cosmopolitan settings and a perceptive understanding of human nature. The novel ‘Of Human Bondage’ (1915) is generally regarded as his masterpiece, offering a semi-autobiographical account of a young medical student’s painful progress toward maturity. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Maugham’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare stories, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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US Customers: the complete works is not available due to copyright restrictions. Please select the US version from the Format options (see US contents below).

Please note: the eBook is only for sale to customers living in or visiting Canada, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Japan and any other 50 year countries due to copyright restrictions. European release year: 2036; Estimated American year: 2060

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Maugham’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* All 20 novels, with individual contents tables
* Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Rare short stories only available in this collection
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories
* Easily locate the stories you want to read
* Includes a wide selection of Maugham’s non-fiction and plays
* Features two autobiographies, including the rare work STRICTLY PERSONAL — explore Maugham’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

Please note: a few rare short stories were published more recently and so cannot appear due to copyright. When new texts enter the public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update.

CONTENTS:

The Novels
LIZA OF LAMBETH
THE MAKING OF A SAINT
THE HERO
MRS CRADDOCK
THE MERRY-GO-ROUND
THE BISHOP’S APRON
THE EXPLORER
THE MAGICIAN
OF HUMAN BONDAGE
THE MOON AND SIXPENCE
THE PAINTED VEIL
CAKES AND ALE
THE NARROW CORNER
THEATRE
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
UP AT THE VILLA
THE HOUR BEFORE THE DAWN
THE RAZOR’S EDGE
THEN AND NOW
CATALINA

The Short Stories
INTRODUCTION TO THE SHORT STORIES
THE SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
THE SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Plays
A MAN OF HONOUR
LADY FREDERICK
JACK STRAW
MRS DOT
PENELOPE
THE EXPLORER
THE TENTH MAN
LANDED GENTRY
THE LAND OF PROMISE
THE UNKNOWN
THE CIRCLE
CAESAR’S WIFE
EAST OF SUEZ

Selected Non-Fiction
THE LAND OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN
ON A CHINESE SCREEN
FRANCE AT WAR
BOOKS AND YOU

The Autobiographies
THE SUMMING UP
STRICTLY PERSONAL

CONTENTS OF THE US VERSION:

Please note: due to US copyright restrictions, post-1922 novels, non-fiction and stories are not included.

CONTENTS:

The Novels
LIZA OF LAMBETH
THE MAKING OF A SAINT
THE HERO
MRS CRADDOCK
THE MERRY-GO-ROUND
THE BISHOP’S APRON
THE EXPLORER
THE MAGICIAN
OF HUMAN BONDAGE
THE MOON AND SIXPENCE

The Short Stories
INTRODUCTION TO THE SHORT STORIES
THE SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
THE SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Plays
A MAN OF HONOUR
LADY FREDERICK
JACK STRAW
MRS DOT
PENELOPE
THE EXPLORER
THE TENTH MAN
LANDED GENTRY
THE LAND OF PROMISE
THE UNKNOWN
THE CIRCLE
CAESAR’S WIFE
EAST OF SUEZ

Selected Non-Fiction
THE LAND OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN
ON A CHINESE SCREEN

 

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