Cakes And Ale (Paperback)
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Cakes And Ale (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 02/03/2000
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

Cakes and Ale is both a wickedly satirical novel about contemporary literary poseurs and a skilfully crafted study of freedom. As he traces the fortunes of Edward Driffield and his extraordinary wife Rosie, one of the most delightful heroines of twentieth-century literature, Maugham's sardonic wit and lyrical warmth expertly combine in this accomplished and unforgettable novel.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099282778
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm


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One of my favourite writers * Gabriel Garcia Marquez *
Cakes and Ale is a delightfully tart, meandering meditation on what it means to be an author, and its comments on the fickleness of literary celebrity are prescient and amusing. Maugham sees clearly that books are famous because of who tells you to like them, and that authors are 'good' because they are said to be. * Time Out *
A formidable talent, a formidable sum of talents...precision, tact, irony and total absence of pomposity * Spectator *
[A] witty Thirties novel... Great fun -- Val Hennessy * Daily Mail *

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“A Perfect Novel”

Most people know W. Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage, but this was the work that he most wished to be remembered for, and it's easy to see why. A sumptious and perfectly written novel, both light and... More

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“Cakes and Ale”

A small nice book of a great author

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