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Cakes and Ale by  W. Somerset Maugham - Paperback - First edition - 1951 - from Beth's Book Rescue (SKU: P00290)

Cakes and Ale

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Cakes and Ale

by Maugham , W. Somerset

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Pocket Books, Inc, 1951. Paperback. Used - Good. 1951

Creases on cover and spine. Light damage on corner. Stamp on top page edge. Readable copy

Synopsis

W. Somerset Maugham was born in 1874 and lived in Paris until he was ten. He was educated at King's School, Canterbury, and at Heidelberg University. He afterwards walked the wards of St. Thomas's Hospital with a view to practice in medicine, but the success of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth (1897), won him over to letters. Something of his hospital experience is reflected, however, in the first of his masterpieces, Of Human Bondage (1915), and with The Moon and Sixpence (1919) his reputation as a novelist was assured. His position as one of the most successful playwrights on the London stage was being consolidated simultaneously. His first play, A Man of Honour (1903), was followed by a procession of successes just before and after the First World War. (At one point only Bernard Shaw had more plays running at the same time in London.) His theatre career ended with Sheppey (1933). His fame as a short-story writer began with The Trembling of a Leaf , sub-titled Little Stories of the South Sea Islands , in 1921, after which he published more than ten collections. W. Somerset Maugham's general books are fewer in number. They include travel books, such as On a Chinese Screen (1922) and Don Fernando (1935), essays, criticism, and the self-revealing The Summing Up (1938) and A Writer's Notebook (1949). W. Somerset Maugham became a Companion of Honour in 1954. He died in 1965.

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bookseller
Beth's Book Rescue US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
P00290
Title
Cakes and Ale
Author
Maugham , W. Somerset
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Pocket Books, Inc
Date Published
1951
Bookseller catalogs
Romance;

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This is my first adventure into the book selling and collecting world. This is a hobby for me so once I am able to make a profit, I plan on making at least a 25% of the profit donation to The North American Council on Adoptable Children (or another children focused charity, I'm open to recommendations!)I am currently in the process of cataloguing a large number of books, so a lot don't yet have descriptions or pictures. If you are interested in a book that doesn't have these, feel free to message me the title or inventory number and I will gladly send you more info.

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