Maugham: Collected Short Stories: Volume 3

Paperback | June 1, 1993

byW. Somerset Maugham

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This third volume of Maugham’s stories, introduced and selected by the author himself, contains the celebrated series about Ashenden, a secret service agent in WWI. Based on Maugham’s own experiences with the British Intelligence service in Switzerland, the stories are vignettes in which he dramatizes both the romance and absurdity of espionage as well as its ruthlessness and brutality.

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 One of the world’s most intriguing literary figures, Somerset Maugham was not only a brilliant writer — he was also a spy. His experiences and understanding of the secret profession are wonderfully applied to this exceptional short story collection. Collected Short Stories Volume 3 features the espionage exploits of Maugham’s alter eg...

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This third volume of Maugham’s stories, introduced and selected by the author himself, contains the celebrated series about Ashenden, a secret service agent in WWI. Based on Maugham’s own experiences with the British Intelligence service in Switzerland, the stories are vignettes in which he dramatizes both the romance and absurdity of ...

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Maugham learned his craft from Maupassant, and these stories, featuring his alter-ego Ashenden, display the unique and remarkable talent that made him an unsurpassed storyteller.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) 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 h...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.7 × 5.06 × 0.54 inPublished:June 1, 1993Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140185917

ISBN - 13:9780140185911

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Table of Contents

Collected Short Stories Volume 3Preface
Miss King
The Hairless Mexican
Giulia Lazzari
The Traitor
His Excellency
Mr. Harrington's Washing
Sanatorium

From Our Editors

 One of the world’s most intriguing literary figures, Somerset Maugham was not only a brilliant writer — he was also a spy. His experiences and understanding of the secret profession are wonderfully applied to this exceptional short story collection. Collected Short Stories Volume 3 features the espionage exploits of Maugham’s alter ego, Ashenden. Readers experience his many different adventures, including the fascinating tale of the Hairless Mexican and the terribly tragic story of the Traitor. With unmatched story telling flair, Maugham reveals to readers the dark nature of his romanticized “other” profession.