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The Skeptical Romancer

(2009)
Selected Travel Writing
A non fiction book by

 
 
W. Somerset Maugham was one of the seminal writers of the twentieth century, and his travel writing has long been considered among his finest work. Now, acclaimed travel writer Pico Iyer maps out a masterful tour of these vivid, evocative pieces that are collected here for the first time.

Maugham worked as a secret agent in Russia, published novels in London, staged plays in New York, and traveled throughout Europe, Asia, India, and the United States, chronicling his travels, wherever he went, with exceptional insight. Beginning with 'In the Land of the Blessed Virgin' and culminating in 'A Partial View,' Iyer selects vignettes of Maugham's razor-sharp prose that track his transformation from a boyish traveler in Spain to a worldly man of letters.

This is Maugham at his most keenly observant, direct, and powerful.


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November 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Skeptical Romancer: Selected Travel Writing (Everyman's Library)
Author(s): W Somerset Maugham
ISBN: 0-307-27212-5 / 978-0-307-27212-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Everyman's Library
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February 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Skeptical Romancer: Selected Travel Writing (Vintage International)
Author(s): W Somerset Maugham
ISBN: 0-307-47318-X / 978-0-307-47318-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Skeptical Romancer: Selected Travel Writing (Vintage International)
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Publisher: Vintage
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