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The Razors Edge

by W Somerset Maugham

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  • Hardcover
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Blakiston company, 1944. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover, no dust jacket. Black cloth cover is slightly soiled, has very slight bumping to the tips of the boards, spine shows some wear and has minor crushing on the tops and bottoms. Interior pages show a minor amount of discoloration due to age, have a very small amount of foxing on the deckled edge in a couple of places but are clean, unmarked, and firmly attached to the spine. This book is in fine condition.


The Razor's Edge , by W. Somerset Maugham, first published by Doubleday Doran in the United States in 1944, relates the experiences of a World War I pilot, Larry Darrell, who chooses to embrace a counter-cultural lifestyle as a way of dealing with his PTSD, though the syndrome is of course not identified as such in the book. This book challenges the cultural ideals of the 1940s, and disregards the stereotype of the returning military hero. Some controversy surrounded the publication of this book because of its lack of patriotic fervor and its embrace of bohemian ideals, but today it is regarded as one of the more important pieces of American literature from the 1940s. -

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The Razors Edge
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Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...

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