The Best Short Stories of William Somerset Maugham Volume

The Best Short Stories of William Somerset Maugham Volume



10 thoughts on “The Best Short Stories of William Somerset Maugham Volume 1

  1. Yulia Yulia says:

    I really didn't expect to like these but Maugham's style lies at this nice intersection of 19th and 20th century where you get the best of both Funny observant diverse Boom


  2. Diane Barnes Diane Barnes says:

    I loved every single one of these stories Maugham never disappoints


  3. Anatoly Anatoly says:

    The Voice of the Turtle by William Somerset Maugham is dedicated to the same topic which is later used in his novel Theater The author presented his views about actressesThe main character of the story an opera singer a bitchy greedy selfish heartless woman who turns any conversation to discussion about her roles plans stories of her life and so on Under the magic of her talent some people see her exactly the way she wants to be seen as an unselfish servant of art a bright and pure creature Maugham wrote the novel Theater a few years after this story The two main characters which were revealed in his works represented the view of the writer for actresses as a type of personality Because Maugham was a rather famous and successful playwright his point of view toward actresses was based on the experience of personal communication with them Nevertheless the attitude of the writer towards the main character of the story was complicated He wrote at the end of the story people blame me because I rather like people who are a little worse than is reasonable She was hateful of course but she was irresistibleThis is the link to the text of the story


  4. Scott Scott says:

    Brilliant collection of classic short storiesBefore this I had read Of Human Bon dage The Moon Sixpence and The Razor's Edge and I really enjoyed all three This was the first I had read of Maugham's short stories though and the man was truly a master of the short tale just as much as the novel While many of the stories do feature an O Henry esue turn at the end they are not nearly as plot oriented or sentimental as Henry's Maugham's tended to be much deeper and psychological revelations ones which illuminate profound and surprising truths of a character's nature What I particularly love is that nearly all of them have a slow burn uality Maugham's stories take their time to flesh out the characters but obviously in brief enough fashion for the short story format However this efficiency robs the stories of none of their power It is merely that their strength often truly emerges at the very end I found the wait well worth it for almost every story hereOf the 17 stories here several are outstanding such as The Vessel of Wrath The Voice of the Turtle and Rain Even the weaker or overtly humorous ones are very good This was a great collection by master storyteller Highly recommended for any who enjoy good short stories that can each be read in one or two short sittings


  5. Bryson McCheeseburger Bryson McCheeseburger says:

    Not sure if this is the same version of what I have but I got this one in Taiwan at a used book store It only has four short stories in it but for my first time reading Maugham I am addicted already Rain Red Honolulu and The Four Dutchmen were all great short stores all of which I thought could have easily been full novels in themselves but Maugham intended them to be brief important glimpses into the lives of these people Of the four Red completely blew me away One of the best short stories I have read in a long time Hope to find by Maugham in my travels


  6. Ci Ci says:

    I put it on re read because I am still working through the collection Each story will have its own ranking in stars as past experience with Maugham indicates a varied range of my own reading preference102015 Facts of Life 3 stars A father gave three advices for his son for his first trip to Monte Carlo don't gamble don't lend money don't get tangled with woman Very much along the same advices as Polonius for Laertes Would the Fate and Youth mock back the reasoned and seasoned Old? Of course they would Amusing as it is the story is a light piece of vignette


  7. Liz Liz says:

    I just love W Somerset Maugham This was a nice collection of stories uite a few of which I hadn't read before


  8. Byron Van Byron Van says:

    One of the best short story writers in the English language Especially if you enjoy travel as I do I love his travel stories as in The Painted Veil which was made into a decent movie


  9. Jay Jay says:

    This just grabbed me in grade 10


  10. Onyango Makagutu Onyango Makagutu says:

    A book for all seasonsI loved all the short stories in this collection


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The Best Short Stories of William Somerset Maugham Volume 1 ❰BOOKS❯ ✯ The Best Short Stories of William Somerset Maugham Volume 1 Author W. Somerset Maugham – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 17 storiesThe letter The verger The vessel of wrath The hairless Mexican Mr Harrington's washing Red Mr Know all The alien corn The book bag The round dozen The voice of the turtle The facts of life L Short Stories of William ePUB ´ storiesThe letter The verger The vessel of Short Stories PDF/EPUB ½ wrath The hairless Mexican Mr Harrington's washing Red Mr Know all The alien corn The book bag The round dozen The voice of the turtle The facts of The Best Kindle - life Lord Mountdrago The colonel's lady The treasure Rain P O.

10 thoughts on “The Best Short Stories of William Somerset Maugham Volume 1

  1. Yulia Yulia says:

    I really didn't expect to like these but Maugham's style lies at this nice intersection of 19th and 20th century where you get the best of both Funny observant diverse Boom

  2. Diane Barnes Diane Barnes says:

    I loved every single one of these stories Maugham never disappoints

  3. Anatoly Anatoly says:

    The Voice of the Turtle by William Somerset Maugham is dedicated to the same topic which is later used in his novel Theater The author presented his views about actressesThe main character of the story an opera singer a bitchy greedy selfish heartless woman who turns any conversation to discussion about her roles plans stories of her life and so on Under the magic of her talent some people see her exactly the way she wants to be seen as an unselfish servant of art a bright and pure creature Maugham wrote the novel Theater a few years after this story The two main characters which were revealed in his works represented the view of the writer for actresses as a type of personality Because Maugham was a rather famous and successful playwright his point of view toward actresses was based on the experience of personal communication with them Nevertheless the attitude of the writer towards the main character of the story was complicated He wrote at the end of the story people blame me because I rather like people who are a little worse than is reasonable She was hateful of course but she was irresistibleThis is the link to the text of the story

  4. Scott Scott says:

    Brilliant collection of classic short storiesBefore this I had read Of Human Bon dage The Moon Sixpence and The Razor's Edge and I really enjoyed all three This was the first I had read of Maugham's short stories though and the man was truly a master of the short tale just as much as the novel While many of the stories do feature an O Henry esue turn at the end they are not nearly as plot oriented or sentimental as Henry's Maugham's tended to be much deeper and psychological revelations ones which illuminate profound and surprising truths of a character's nature What I particularly love is that nearly all of them have a slow burn uality Maugham's stories take their time to flesh out the characters but obviously in brief enough fashion for the short story format However this efficiency robs the stories of none of their power It is merely that their strength often truly emerges at the very end I found the wait well worth it for almost every story hereOf the 17 stories here several are outstanding such as The Vessel of Wrath The Voice of the Turtle and Rain Even the weaker or overtly humorous ones are very good This was a great collection by master storyteller Highly recommended for any who enjoy good short stories that can each be read in one or two short sittings

  5. Bryson McCheeseburger Bryson McCheeseburger says:

    Not sure if this is the same version of what I have but I got this one in Taiwan at a used book store It only has four short stories in it but for my first time reading Maugham I am addicted already Rain Red Honolulu and The Four Dutchmen were all great short stores all of which I thought could have easily been full novels in themselves but Maugham intended them to be brief important glimpses into the lives of these people Of the four Red completely blew me away One of the best short stories I have read in a long time Hope to find by Maugham in my travels

  6. Ci Ci says:

    I put it on re read because I am still working through the collection Each story will have its own ranking in stars as past experience with Maugham indicates a varied range of my own reading preference102015 Facts of Life 3 stars A father gave three advices for his son for his first trip to Monte Carlo don't gamble don't lend money don't get tangled with woman Very much along the same advices as Polonius for Laertes Would the Fate and Youth mock back the reasoned and seasoned Old? Of course they would Amusing as it is the story is a light piece of vignette

  7. Liz Liz says:

    I just love W Somerset Maugham This was a nice collection of stories uite a few of which I hadn't read before

  8. Byron Van Byron Van says:

    One of the best short story writers in the English language Especially if you enjoy travel as I do I love his travel stories as in The Painted Veil which was made into a decent movie

  9. Jay Jay says:

    This just grabbed me in grade 10

  10. Onyango Makagutu Onyango Makagutu says:

    A book for all seasonsI loved all the short stories in this collection

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