A Siamese Fairy Tale by Somerset W. MaughamA Siamese Fairy Tale by Somerset W. Maugham

A Siamese Fairy Tale

bySomerset W. Maugham

Hardcover | July 24, 2006

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This story was Somerset Maugham's contribution to the library of Queen Mary's Doll House. Maugham, along with 199 other well-known authors of the day, provided a miniature edition written in his very own hand, which was subsequently bound sumptuously in fine leather. The tale itself, however, was first published in Pearson's Magazine of 1922. It is a delightfully simple, somewhat whimsical story of a king and queen, nine princesses, nine parrots, one nightingale, and some cats. It has a message too, as Princess September discovers: "It is very difficult to put the happiness of someone you love before your own."
Writer William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris on January 25, 1874. He attended St. Thomas's Medical School in London. A prolific writer, Maugham produced novels, short stories, plays, and an autobiographical novel, "Of Human Bondage." Although he remains popular for his novels and short stories, when he was alive his plays, now dat...
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Title:A Siamese Fairy TaleFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:40 pages, 8.7 × 7.83 × 0.45 inShipping dimensions:8.7 × 7.83 × 0.45 inPublished:July 24, 2006Publisher:Orchid PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9748304264

ISBN - 13:9789748304267

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This story was Somerset Maugham's contribution to the library of Queen Mary's Doll House. Maugham, along with 199 other well-known authors of the day, provided a miniature edition written in his very own hand, which was subsequently bound sumptuously in fine leather. The tale itself, however, was first published in Pearson's Magazine of 1922. It is a delightfully simple, somewhat whimsical story of a king and queen, nine princesses, nine parrots, one nightingale, and some cats. It has a message too, as Princess September discovers: "It is very difficult to put the happiness of someone you love before your own."