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Hardy is not the lofty and magisterial man of letters he is supposed to be, but he
is something better. He is perky and alive and irreverent, the model of a man who
has managed to survive his own greatness. Of Maugham's other novels, The ...
I wanted to know whether the fearful danger and the miraculous escape had had
a spiritual or a moral effect on them, whether it changed their lives afterwards,
whether their faith was strengthened or weakened, whether they became better ...
Because God is better and wiser and more powerful than man? A poor reason.
No better than that my maid should humble herself before me because I'm white,
have more money and am better educated than she is. I should have thought it ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JBreedlove - LibraryThing
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