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Its grace , its gaiety , the airy persiflage with which it seemed to treat religion and
at the back of this its sensual emotion ; its extravagance , its elegance of line ; to
Asherden it seemed to express , as it were in one absurd and grandiloquent ...
He was a monstrous , terrible figure with that blond wig and his hairless face , but
he moved with a matchless grace ; his feet were small and seemed to hold the
ground like the pads of a cat or a tiger ; his rhythm was wonderful and you could ...
She was longing to get back , the time seemed endless to her and he , he had a
secret wish that something would happen to delay her arrival . If he could only
have a little more time ! Perhaps if he had six months he would have got over his
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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