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Guy de Maupassant is a clever story-teller, effective at his best — by which, of
course, every writer has the right to be judged — but without much real relation to
life. His better known stories interest you while you read them, but they are
William Somerset Maugham. treme triviality of his stories. A House of Gentlefolk
is the story of an unhappily-married man who falls in love with a girl, and hearing
that his wife is dead proposes to her. His wife turns up and the lovers separate.
I think a few of my best stories will find their way into anthologies for a good many
years to come if only because some of them deal with circumstances and places
to which the passage of time and the growth of civilisation will give a romantic ...
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A compilation of notes kept over his lifetime and published just before Maugham's death. Though there were some pearls of wisdom and insightful comments on writing it was his commentary on daily life ... Read full review