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W. Somerset Maugham’s The Complete Short Stories: Volume One 1973


Title: The Complete Short Stories
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Publisher: Book Club Associations
Publication Date: 1973
Format: Hardback with dust jacket
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear.

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Reader's note

In 1951 Somerset Maugham selected those stories that he wishes to be preserved and described in the Preface for each of three volumes, the principles which guided their arrangement. Certain stories, for both literary and geographical reasons, must necessarily ile together. On the other hand, the reader’s pleasure and convenience are better served if shorter stories are interspaced between longer ones. Nor should the reader be asked, as Maugham puts it ‘to leap suddenly from China to Peru and back again.’ This edition may be regarded as the definitive book of Maugham's short stories.