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The Skeptical Romancer: Selected Travel Writing

Selected Travel Writing

W. Somerset Maugham was one of the seminal writers of the twentieth century, and his travel writing has long been considered among his finest work. Now, acclaimed travel writer Pico Iyer maps out a masterful tour of these vivid, evocative pieces that are collected here for the first time.

Maugham worked as a secret agent in Russia, published novels in London, staged plays in New York, and traveled throughout Europe, Asia, India, and the United States, chronicling his travels, wherever he went, with exceptional insight. Beginning with "In the Land of the Blessed Virgin” and culminating in "A Partial View,” Iyer selects vignettes of Maugham's razor-sharp prose that track his transformation from a boyish traveler in Spain to a worldly man of letters.

This is Maugham at his most keenly observant, direct, and powerful.
Portrait
W. Somerset Maugham, author of such novels as
Cakes and Ale and
Of Human Bondage, was born in 1874 and died in 1965. His books have sold nearly 40 million copies.

Pico Iyer is the author of many books about travel, including
Video Night in Kathmandu. His most recent book is
The Open Road.
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  • Introduction by Pico Iyer
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    Chronology

    A Very Young Traveller in Spain (from The Land of the Blessed Virgin)
    The Spirit of Andalusia
    The Churches of Ronda
    The Mosque at Cordova
    The Court of Oranges
    Seville
    The Giralda
    Gaol
    Corrida de Toros
    Wind and Storm
    Jerez
    Cadiz
    Adios

    Sketches of China (from On a Chinese Screen)
    My Lady's Parlour
    The Cabinet Minister
    Dinner Parties: Legation Quarter
    The Inn
    Her Britannic Majesty's Representative
    The Last Chance
    Henderson
    Romance
    The Song of the River
    The Stranger
    The Philosopher
    The Missionary Lady
    The Plain
    A Student of the Drama
    A City Built on a Rock

    Across Southeast Asia (from The Gentleman in the Parlour)
    Pagan
    Mandalay
    The Nuns at Mengon
    On the Trail
    The Salween
    The Market
    Keng Tung
    The Solitary
    Siam
    Bangkok
    Buddha
    The Fever
    Angkor
    A Last Day in Angkor
    Saigon and Tourane
    Hue¿
    A Night on the River
    A Classmate in Haiphong

    A Life in Retrospect (from The Partial View, comprising The Summing Up and A Writer's Notebook)
    Early Travels
    Mobility
    Capri
    At War
    Hawaii
    The Missionary and Miss Thompson
    A Castaway
    Tahiti
    Russia
    The Nevsky Prospekt
    Opium Dream
    The Sultan
    A Dream
    India
    Benares
    The Taj
    Madura
    In Texas
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Herausgeber Pico Iyer
Seitenzahl 196
Erscheinungsdatum 01.11.2009
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-307-27212-6
Reihe Everyman's Library Classics &
Verlag Everymans Library
Maße (L/B/H) 21.4/13.4/2.9 cm
Gewicht 388 g
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