The Merry-go-round

All her life Miss Elizabeth Dwarris had been a sore trial to her relations. A woman of means, she ruled tyrannously over a large number of impecunious cousins, using her...

The Moon And Sixpence

Strickland is a well-off, middle-class stockbroker in London sometime in late 19th or early 20th century. Early in the novel, he leaves his wife and children and goes to Paris. He...

On A Chinese Screen: Sketches Of Life In China

On a Chinese Screen is a travel bookmade of a series of short sketches Maugham made during a trip along the Yangtze River, and although ostensibly about China the book is equally...

The Hero

James Parsons returns from the Boer War a changed man. In his idyllic and stifling British village awarded the Victoria Cross for an act of bravery, he considers the medal...

The Trembling Of A Leaf: Little Stories Of The South Sea Islands

The Pacific is inconstant and uncertain like the soul of man. Sometimes it is grey like the English Channel off Beachy Head, with a heavy swell, and sometimes it is rough, capped...

The Explorer

The sea was very calm. There was no ship in sight, and the sea-gulls were motionless upon its even greyness. The sky was dark with lowering clouds, but there was no wind. The line...

The Land Of Promise: A Comedy In Four Acts

When her employer dies, leaving her penniless, Nora Marsh decides to make her home with her brother Edward (Johnston) in Canada. She cannot, however, get along with her...

The Tenth Man: A Tragic Comedy In Three Acts

A drawing-room at Lord Francis Etchingham’s house in Norfolk Street, Park Lane. An Adam room, with bright chintzes on the furniture, photographs on the chimney-piece and the...

Mrs. Craddock

On her 21st birthday, when she comes into her deceased father's money, Bertha Ley announces, to the dismay of her former guardian, that she is going to marry 27-year-old Edward...

Liza Of Lambeth

Liza of Lambeth depicts the short life and death of Liza Kemp, an 18-year-old factory worker who lives with her aging mother in the fictional Vere Street off Westminster Bridge...

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