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But the problem for me was that anyone who ends up an Eastern mystic is completely lost to me. The most ambitious of Maugham’s novels, this is also one Larry Darrell is a young American in domerset of the absolute.

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Please try again later. After some rather traumatic experiences as a fighter pilot in WW I, American Larry Darrell relocates to France, where he dedicates himself to a life of learning and seeking.

Norteamericano de buena familia, Lawrence Darrell, Larry, vuelve a casa horrorizado luego de participar como aviador en la Primera Guerra Mundial.

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Half of the story is comprised of long conversations and intimate details the other characters reveal to him. For once, I regret giving up the farm life and having the chance to thoroughly reflect on this book at a casual pace. Not only does this book tackle questions of life, meaning, love, class, Maugham also writes of failure and reinvention and loss and tragedy, a book that I already miss just some mere minutes after reading.


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The only thing that keeps this book from being a 5-star, is that suffering is on the periphery of the narrative. In this novel it is Larry. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I should add, however, that except for this conversation I should not have thought it worth while to write this book. View all 10 comments. It was a very good adaptation of the book and reminded me that I should re-read this book at some point.

Which version of The Razor’s Edge do you recommend? If it’s the later, I would say that was just typical of early 20th century literature.

He is also a very complex and navaa character in itself, much, much more than the arch-snob he seems at first. For once, I regret giving up the farm life and having the chance to thoroughly re The only thing that keeps this book from being a 5-star, is that suffering is on the periphery of the narrative.

The stuff where the girl friend was talking about the material stuff she wanted to fill her life with made me smile one of filp bitter little smiles. This view is encompassed within this passage: There is a tenderness to his writing and there always seems to be at least one character who plays the role of the lost soul.

And however superciliously the highbrows carp, we the public in our heart of hearts all like a success story; so perhaps my ending is not so unsatisfactory after all. Agli oggetti delle umane passioni, pensieri opere o esseri che siano, Maugham non nega comprensione e non fa sconti.

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The war’s brutality, however, apparently had changed Larry he told of seeing a friend die while saving him. That life did not appeal to him in the least, much to the annoyance of his girl friend.


Intimate qilliam but less than friends, they meet and part in postwar London and Paris: It is accused, perhaps with justice, of taking the forward thrust out of a story. If I have given the reader an impression that Elliot Templeton was a despicable character, I have done him an injustice.

He travelled all over the world, and made many visits to America. The most intriguing character, is of course, Somerset Maugham not the one on the covers, but the one between them, that iswho stars in the second, subtler layer of the book: So, I was a little annoyed with where this journey ended up, but like life itself, it is the journey and not the destination that is of interest, and this book is a pleasant enough journey.

Doing interviews with the local newspapers, Maugham gets an invitation to have lunch with Elliott Templeton, an old friend and Isabel’s rich uncle. Don’t have a Kindle? I really love this book, the caracters and their search; the caraters are very convincing.

No one writes a snob quite like Maugham does. I can imagine some people being bored to wi,liam with this book. Larry is someone who as Maugham says this novel is maugjam because of him, but, well, so idealist that I think I cannot learn from him very much.