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 brillant characters - his fiancee 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.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
"One of my favourite writers" -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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