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Collected Stories

(2004)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The only hardcover edition of short stories by one of the twentieth century's most enduringly popular fiction writers.

Though W. Somerset Maugham was also famous for his novels and plays, it has been argued that in thethe short story he reached the pinnacle of his artwas his true métier. These expertly told tales, with their addictive plot twists and vividly drawn characters, are both galvanizing as literature and wonderfully entertaining. In the adventures of his alter ego Ashenden, a writer who (like Maugham himself) turned secret agent in World War I, as well as in stories set in such far-flung locales as South Pacific islands and colonial outposts in Southeast Asia, Maugham brings his characters vividly to life, and their humanity is more convincing for the author's merciless exposure of their flaws and failures. Whether the chasms of misunderstanding he plumbs are those between colonizers and natives, between a missionary and a prostitute, or between a poetry-writing woman and her uncomprehending husband, Maugham brilliantly displays his irony, his wit, and his genius in the art of storytelling.



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Hardback Editions

August 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Collected Stories (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics)
Author(s): W Somerset Maugham
ISBN: 1-85715-276-X / 978-1-85715-276-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Everyman
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July 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Collected Stories (Everyman's Library)
Author(s): W Somerset Maugham
ISBN: 1-4000-4253-4 / 978-1-4000-4253-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Everyman's Library
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June 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Collected Stories
Author(s): W Somerset Maugham
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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November 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Collected Stories (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series)
Author(s): W Somerset Maugham
Publisher: Everyman's Library
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