Paperback Collected short stories / W. Somerset Maugham. Vol. 2.
Publication year: 2002
Publisher: London : Vintage,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780099428848 (pbk.) : 0099428849 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Pan, 1975.
This classic collection of short stories moves from Malaya to America and England. It includes Flotsam and Jetsam, The Man with the Scar and The Vessel of Truth. The stories in this collection move from Malaya to America and England, and include some of Maugham's most famous tales; 'Flotsam and Jetsam', the story of an old woman trapped for years in a loveless marriage in the remote rubber plantations; 'The Man with the Scar', and notably the opening story 'The Vessel of Wrath', a tale of the unexpected love that grows between a devout missionary nurse and a drunken reprobate. In this second volume of his collected stories, Maugham illustrates his characteristic wry perception of human foibles and his genius for evoking compelling drama from an acute sense of time and place.
Series title: Vintage classics
532p. ; 20 cm.