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Maugham Plays: "Sheppey", "The Sacred Flame", "The Circle", "The Constant Wife", "Our Betters" v. 1 - World Classics (Paperback)
  • Maugham Plays: "Sheppey", "The Sacred Flame", "The Circle", "The Constant Wife", "Our Betters" v. 1 - World Classics (Paperback)
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Maugham Plays: "Sheppey", "The Sacred Flame", "The Circle", "The Constant Wife", "Our Betters" v. 1 - World Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 06/11/1997
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One of the most admired and widely read authors of this century This first volume of Somerset Maugham's collected plays includes Sheppey, his last and best comedy of a Cockney barber who determines to give his sweepstake winnings to the poor; The Sacred Flame gives an unusual note of noir-ish suspense to a moving drama of protective maternal love; The Circle, widely regarded as Maugham's masterpiece, deals wittily with the dilemma of a young woman intent on leaving her pompous husband; in The Constant Wife, an abrasive war-between-the-sexes comedy, his heroine is an early feminist who gains financial and emotional independence from her husband; Our Betters - whose London opening was delayed through fear of lawsuits - exposes the amoral society of an English aristocracy funded by the American heiresses who have bought their way into it.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780413713001
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 586 g
Dimensions: 178 x 111 x 31 mm

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