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The Gentleman in the Parlour: A Record of A Journey from Rangoon to Haiphong by W. Somerset Maugham - Hardcover - 2nd Impression  - 1930 - from Tarrington Books and Biblio.com

The Gentleman in the Parlour: A Record of A Journey from Rangoon to Haiphong

by W. Somerset Maugham

Condition: Very Good Minus


London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1930. 2nd Impression . Very Good Minus. 6.25 x 8.25 inches (16 x 21 cm). Black buckram binding with light marking to rear board. Horizontal crease to front endpaper (an original binding flaw). Previous owner's name to front free endpaper, slight browning to half title page, otherwise very clean throughout. Overall condition is Very Good Minus. Size: 6.25 x 8.25 inches (16 x 21 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 276

W. Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874. He began to study medicine in London but quit to focus exclusively on writing. In 1926 he bought a house in Cap Ferrat, France, which was to become a meeting place for a number of writers, artists and politicians. He died in 1965.



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