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No one writes a snob quite like Maugham does. Social critique aside, Mmaugham especially enjoyed how Maugham candidly laid out his predictions of the conflict between his goal as an author and the expectations of his readers. Later Maugham has dinner with all the main characters, at Isabel’s mother’s home, Elliott’s sister the author insists that this is a true story, we will never know for sure.

GdL Narrativa Luglio Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This is also a very American novel, even though from the perspective of an Englishman and much of the action is in Europe and abroad. Fillo for the reality and spirituality is something and attempting for your life and responsibilities is something else and I don’t think one must be scarified for another.

Larry procura sua verdade interior, sua harmonia espiritual, questiona a vida e seus valores, porque.

Isabel, a rich husband. Laurence Darrell known for the better part of the book as Larry is an American war veteran who after the death of a friend during the war is stirred with questions of life, existence and meaning, which leads him to France, Germany and later India on a quest of answers to his questions.

Maugham’s narrative is absolutely wonderful and fulfilling, his dialogue natural, and his characters alive. Or that they’re both books about a group of friends with more money than sense? I do not know if this is pure fiction, or a semi-fictionalized true story. It will probably always remain one of my favourite novels.

El Filo De LA Navaja

As is, I’d give it 4. I think the theme of the Great Gatsby explains why it’s remained so popular over time. Everyone there tells the veteran, be smart, be a man and sell bonds But this one was good, and well worth the time. Brett I certainly liked it better than the Great Gatsby, but I’m not makgham what you mean by ‘more important’.

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All in all, the book is very satisfying and the characters are drawn out thoughtfully and without predictability. One of her most amiable traits was that she was never affronted by the naked truth.

More interesting is the story of the story, in which the Narrator, unreliable this time precisely because he is also the Author, choses to explain and comment how he built his story. What I really liked about this novel was Maugham’s utilization of the omniscient AND first-person narrator himself! I feel like this book isn’t read as much as Gatsby but in some ways it may be even more important then Gatsby. See 2 questions about El filo de la navaja….

For once, I regret giving up the farm life and having the chance to thoroughly reflect on this book at a casual pace. While he was away, Isabel married his close friend Gray and they had two daughters. Paperback0 pages. You struggle trying to get what they are saying right from their first page. When his best friend Gay Maturin, gets his millionaire father Henry to offer his pal a good job.

For ten years before his first success, he almost l William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in Though, perhaps, Sophie did only to have her husband and young child cruelly snatched away in a senseless automobile accident pushing her into self-destruction.

In this book he hones this power into a tool of metaphysical dissection and wields it on a widely differing people with great accuracy.

The progress of this spiritual odyssey involves him with some of Maugham’s most brillant characters – his fiancee Isabel, whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong repercussions, and Elliot Templeton, her uncle, a classic expatriate American snob. The book was entered into the literary canon after World War II, at the peak of patriotism in America, when it came to be on high school reading lists all across the country.

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As such, it lacks the epic quality of the Great Gatsby–plus Maugham can’t write American dialog to save his life. Agli oggetti delle umane passioni, pensieri opere o esseri che siano, Maugham non nega comprensione e non fa sconti. For the first few chapters of the book, I agree with Joe’s review that Maugham’s male gaze descriptions of Isabel raised my eyebrows and made me wonder what W.somerdet was getting myself into. And so you come to realize that the main characters are not Isabel and Larry, but Somerset Maugham and Elliott Templeton.


Do you mean in terms anvaja other writers the book …more I certainly liked it better than the Great Gatsby, but I’m not sure what you mean by ‘more important’. Surely the socialite’s death would have been an example of this incompleteness riddled with regrets, had the narrator not bothered trying to satisfy his petty concerns on his death maughham.

Do you mean in terms of other writers the book influenced? But some portions were unnecessarily drawn out. But it is the story of There may not be q.somerset author that I have read who is so damn consistently good at drawing his characters.

El filo de la navaja (The Razor’s Edge)

Excellent book, every Maugham novel that I have read seems to be a jewel. He travelled all over the world, and made many visits to America. Elliott social eminence; Isabel an assured position backed by a substantial fortune in an active and cultured community; Gray a steady and lucrative job with an office to go to from nine till six every day; Suzanne Rouvier security; Sophie death; and Larry happiness.

So, I didn’t expect The Razor’s Edge to be so acerbic mwugham hilarious.

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The Great Gatsby, on the other hand, didn’t become popular until after Fitzgerald’s death. However, as the genteel lady shows, very few are willing to understand that these widely varying compulsions and lifestyles are all normal displays of the human psyche. It doesn’t make any difference to me now. For once, I regret giving up the farm life and having the chance to thoroughly re The only thing that keeps this book from being a 5-star, is that suffering is on the periphery of the narrative.

Hemingway and Virginia Woolf use similar plot devices. Still you can make a lot of lovely money, in the roaring era of wealth, naturally some acceptable dissipation occurs by hungry men, for the mighty dollar. For better or worse, Larry reminds me a lot of an ex-friend of mine who was also mysterious, full of existential angst, and yet lx a certain peacefulness about him that seemed unperturbed at most of the common worries that we regular people have. View all 5 comments.