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W. Somerset Maugham
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Great Modern Reading

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An anthology of short stories, essays and poems, selected, annotated and introduced by Somerset Maugham. In the editor's own words:

It is for the people of America that I have devised in this anthology. It occurred to me that it would be useful to them and I hoped interesting, if I could give them, as it were, a bird's eye view of literary production in England and America
Hardcover, 614 pages
Published 1943 by Doubleday
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Great Modern Reading

W. Somerset Maugham's
Introduction to Modern English and American Literature

Doubleday, Hardback, 1943.

8vo. xvii+614 pp. Compilation, Commentaries and Introduction [xi-xvii] by Maugham.

First published by Doubleday in 1943.
Reprinted in 1943 as Introduction to Modern English and American Literature.


Introduction by W. Somerset Maugham

[Commentary by WSM. Short stories:]
Petrified Man by Eudora Welty
The Visit by Andy Logan
The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze by William
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William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874. He spoke French even before he spoke a word of English, a fact to which some critics attribute the purity of his style.

His parents died early and, after an unhappy boyhood, which he recorded poignantly in 'Of Human Bondage' , Maugham became a qualified physician. But writing was his true vocation. For ten years before his first success, he alm
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