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The most astonishing thing about her was that notwithstanding this feverish and
unending round of senseless debauchery she had preserved an air of virginity .
Of course she cultivated the type . She had an exquisitely graceful and slender ...
Wanting to lose no time he went round to her house at eleven to ask her to lunch
with him , but she was out ; he sent round some flowers and later in the day
called again . She had been in , but was gone out once more . He went to see ...
My friend put his arm round Alix's waist and kissed her . It left her calm , but on the
other hand did not wildly excite him . While they ate a late dinner he made
himself very gallant and she played up to him agreeably ; but when they got up to
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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