The Magician by W. Somerset Maugham


  Sir Edgar Swift. But a sudden and tragic rush of events destroys

  Mary's tenuous serenity and, thrown headlong into a

  nightmare of violence, she realises that to deny love, with all its

  manifold risks, is to deny life itself.

  Profound, moving and written with taut and vivid economy,

  Up at the Villa is a superb example of Maugham's artistry

  and craftsmanship.

  Also available from Vintage

  W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM

  The Razor's Edge

  'There was in the soul of that boy some confused striving,

  whether of half-thought-out ideas or of dimly felt emotions,

  I could not tell ...'

  Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute.

  The progress of this spiritual odyssey involves him with some

  of Maugham's most brilliant characters – his fiancée Isabel,

  whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong

  repercussions, and Elliot Templeton, her uncle, a classic

  expatriate American snob.

  The most ambitious of Maugham's novels, this is also one in

  which Maugham himself plays a considerable part as he

  wanders in and out of the story, to observe his characters

  struggling with their fates.

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