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30 Great Short Stories



Short Stories


# Date Publisher Binding Cover
1 1976-00-00 Octopus Books  

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W. Somerset Maugham is widely recognized as one of the greatest short story writers in the English language.

The stories in this collection are among Maugham"s finest work, revealing the qualities of control, precision and wry humor which characterize his writing and have contributed to his enormous popularity worldwide. Largely written in teh three decades following the First World War, the stories range from pure comedy, as in The Facts of Life, to high tragedy, as in The Unconquered. As varied in setting as in mood, Maugham"s stories are always compelling and often hauntingly memorable. Contents:

  • Rain
  • The Fall of Edward Barnard
  • Honolulu
  • The Art and the Grasshopper
  • The Pool
  • Mackintosh
  • The Three Fat Women of Antibes
  • The Facts of Life
  • Gigolo and Gigolette
  • The Voice of the Turtle
  • The Unconquered
  • The Escape
  • Mr. Know-all
  • The Romantic Young Lady
  • A Man From Glasgow
  • Before the Party
  • The Vessel of Wrath
  • Louise
  • The Promise
  • The Yellow Streak
  • The Force of Circumstance
  • Flotsam and Jetsam
  • The Alien Corn
  • The Creative Impulse
  • Virtue
  • The Closed Shop
  • The Dream
  • The Colonel"s Lady
  • Miss King
  • The Hairless Mexican

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