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Vintage Classics: Mrs Craddock

Vintage Classics: Mrs Craddock

Author: W. Somerset Maugham
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Berta Ley comes of age, inherits her father's money and promptly marries a handsome, calm and unimaginative man. Bertha is wildly in love with Edward and believes she can be happy playing the role of a dutiful wife in their country home. But, intelligent and sensual, she quickly becomes bored by her oppressively conventional life.

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Stunningly rejacketed as part of a major reinvention of this neglected 20th century master

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Maugham's best work as a novelist...ahead of its time New York Times

Author description

William Somerset Maugham was born in 1874 and lived in Paris until he was ten. He was educated at King's School, Canterbury, and at Heidelberg University. He spent some time at St. Thomas' Hospital with the idea of practising medicine, but the success of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth, published in 1897, won him over to literature. Of Human Bondage, the first of his masterpieces, came out in 1915, and with the publication in 1919 of The Moon and Sixpence his reputation as a novelist was established. At the same time his fame as a successful playwright and writer was being consolidated with acclaimed productions of various plays and the publication of several short story collections. His other works include travel books, essays, criticism and the autobiographical The Summing Up and A Writer's Notebook. In 1927 Somerset Maugham settled in the South of France and lived there until his death in 1965

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General Fields

  • : 9780099288800
  • : CCV
  • : Chatto & Windus
  • : November 2000
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 19mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 304
  • : W. Somerset Maugham
  • : Paperback