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W. Somerset Maugham
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The Best Short Stories of William Somerset Maugham

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17 stories:

The letter --
The verger --
The vessel of wrath --
The hairless Mexican --
Mr. Harrington's washing --
Red --
Mr. Know-all --
The alien corn --
The book-bag --
The round dozen --
The voice of the turtle --
The facts of life --
Lord Mountdrago --
The colonel's lady --
The treasure --
Rain --
P. & O.
Published June 1st 1957 by Random House Inc (T) (first published 1957)
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Diane Barnes
I loved every single one of these stories. Maugham never disappoints.
Bryson McCheeseburger
Not sure if this is the same version of what I have, but I got this one in Taiwan at a used book store. It only has four short stories in it, but for my first time reading Maugham I am addicted already. Rain, Red, Honolulu and The Four Dutchmen were all great short stores, all of which I thought could have easily been full novels in themselves, but Maugham intended them to be brief, important glimpses into the lives of these people.

Of the four, Red completely blew me away. One of the best short...more
Paulo Muller
Maugham, W. Somerset, 1874-1965; Guilherme, Paulo, 1932-2010, il.; Miranda, S., trad.
PUBLICAÇÃO: Lisboa : Editorial Organizações, 1956
DESCR. FÍSICA: 125, [2] p., [2] f. ; 16 cm
COLECÇÃO: O livro de bolso ; 1
I just love W. Somerset Maugham. This was a nice collection of stories, quite a few of which I hadn't read before.
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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...more
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