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The usual result of a man's cohabitation with a woman, however sanctioned by
society, is to make him a little more petty, a little meaner than he would otherwise
have been. Man's ideal of a woman is still the princess in the fairytale who could
She still had a fine figure and a noble carriage, and if you were walking behind
her you might have taken her for a young woman. She told me she was sixty-six.
Her eyes, which they say were so beautiful, were much smaller than one would ...
For centuries satirists have been holding up to ridicule the ageing woman who
pursues a reluctant youth; the ageing woman continues indefatigably to pursue
the reluctant youth. She is not a stupid woman; indeed, she is a clever one.
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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