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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 to ...
He is dressed without affectation, but well; his clothes hang on him loosely, but
are well cut. He is a cavalryman and you can imagine that in uniform he must be
a striking figure. He speaks with a singular drawl, in a rather humorous fashion.
He speaks as though he had no teeth in his mouth and it is difficult to understand
his mumbling. He is said to be very shy, but gives you the impression of being
merely ignorant of social usages. It embarrasses him to introduce one person to ...
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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