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Three Early Novels (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Liza of Lambeth, Mrs Craddock, the Magician W. Somerset Maugham

Three Early Novels (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Liza of Lambeth, Mrs Craddock, the Magician

W. Somerset Maugham

Published March 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781411467002
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648 pages
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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading. The three novels in this collection, Liza of Lambeth (1897), Mrs Craddock (1902), and The Magician (1908), had a lasting influence on the literary world. TheirMoreThis edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading. The three novels in this collection, Liza of Lambeth (1897), Mrs Craddock (1902), and The Magician (1908), had a lasting influence on the literary world. Their settings are various--ranging from the South London slums through the Kentish countryside to the British expatriate community in early twentieth-century Paris--and yet they have common qualities. In each, the protagonist is isolated from a traditional community and unable to create new personal relationships that might enable survival in a changing society. The three novels thus dramatize a dilemma Maugham faced in his own life and one that is the central theme of much modern literature.