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He is Kipling turned inside out , as V. S. Pritchett suggested , discovering that the
white man's burden is as often as not the white woman's infidelity , which is in
turn a sort of infection by strange places and loneliness . Maugham writes of ...
V. S. Pritchett suggested that Maugham's fiction catered to our wish to be worldly
and wise in the manner of Maugham's much - travelled , never - ruffled narrators ,
and that this accounted largely for his huge success . I think the fiction speaks ...
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One of my favourite bedside books of all time. I wore my first copy into pieces from overuse. I don't know of another book quite like it. Read full review
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This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review