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  • Published: 6 October 2000
  • ISBN: 9780099289609
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304

More Far Eastern Tales




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

MORE FAR EASTERN TALES brings together a further selection of Somerset Maugham's stories inspired by his travels in Singapore, Malaya and other exotic parts of the former British Empire. Containing some of his best-loved tales, this superbly entertaining and compelling collection is a testament to the skill and power of Maugham as a short story writer. From the love affair between a missionary and a drunkard to the mystery surrounding a death on board ship, the stories give a fascinating insight into life and history of these colonies and are imbued with warmth, humour and a vast understanding of human nature.

  • Pub date: 6 October 2000
  • ISBN: 9780099289609
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304

About the Author

W. Somerset Maugham

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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