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The Gentleman In The Parlour by W. Somerset Maugham
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Jul 31, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: favorite-author
Recommended for: people who romanticize colonialism
Read in July, 2008

Probably for Maugham super-fans only, so that means I liked it. It's a travel memoir, and if you can imagine traveling through Burma (now Myanmar), Siam (Thailand), Vietnam, etc. by donkey and boat, then this is the book for you. Full of the usual Maugham stuff, of Englishmen in far-flung outposts of the empire, drinking and sweating and marrying the natives but still treating them as a lesser race.

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