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And he never even made that poor creature whom he married happy . How could
he go on hiding from her year after year that he had nothing to give her but pity ?
Once in his agony he told her about Alix and she tortured him ever after with ...
He talked with precision , using a copious vocabulary and forming his sentences
with deliberation ; he never used a short word when a longer one would do ; he
never paused . He went on and on . It was not a torrent , for there was nothing ...
... character : when she had a toothache Vladimir Semenovich suffered the
agonies of the damned and when her heart was wrung by the suffering of her
unhappy country Vladimir Semenovich might well have wished he had never
been born .
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This is volume three of Maugham's collected short stories. In this volume he has put his stories that have the same protagonist, Ashendan who is recruited to move to Switzerland where he will be a ... Read full review
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It's easy to see why this one is considered an archetype of espionage fiction. The fact that the book was first published back in the late 1920s means that some of the dialogue and narrative will ... Read full review