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In 1922 William Somerset Maugham by then already a very successful playwright, short story teller and .
In 1922 William Somerset Maugham by then already a very successful playwright, short story teller and novelist. Makes a journey from London to Ceylon and onwards to Rangoon and Mandalay, by mule to Keng Tung in the Shan state of north east Burma, from where he continues to Bangkok, Angkor Wat in Cambodia and onwards to Saigon, Hue and Hanoi in Vietnam and finally to Hong Kong across the United States and finally back to London.
Somerset Maugham is associated more with sundowners on South Sea islands, and the high life on the French .
Somerset Maugham is associated more with sundowners on South Sea islands, and the high life on the French Riviera, than with intrepid travel writing. But the Burma leg of his 1922 tour through south-east Asia saw him spend weeks moving by mule through the jungle and hills of Shan state, a journey that would be challenging even now. Maugham was an acute observer of both people and landscapes and, today, the book reads almost as an elegy for a long-gone culture
Whether by river to Mandalay, on horse through the mountains and forests of the Shan States to Bangkok, or onwards by sea, Maugham's vivid descriptions bring a lost world to life.
The tamarind is a noble tree onvulsive violence; but it.
The tamarind is a noble tree onvulsive violence; but its foliage is lacy and fern-like, so thick that notwithstanding the delicacy of the leaves it yields a dense shade. It is like an old farmer’s wife, full of years, but rugged and hale, who is clothed incongruously in fleecy muslins. Green pigeons roost in its branches
Somerset Maugham writes here of his travels in Southeast Asia in 1922-1923. Not until 1930 was the book published. The book is less a travel guide than a description of what Maugham experienced as he made this trip
Somerset Maugham writes here of his travels in Southeast Asia in 1922-1923. He mixes fact with fiction. The book is less a travel guide than a description of what Maugham experienced as he made this trip. Right at the beginning, he indicates his view regarding the importance of "facts and figures". He meets up with a Czechoslovakian who proudly states, "He is a mine of information.
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Sixty-Five Short Stories. Footprints in the Jungle43. The Door of Opportunity44. Author: Somerset Maugham.
Somerset Maugham (1874 – 1965) was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. Born in the British Embassy in Paris, where his father worked, Maugham was an orphan by the age of ten. He was raised by an uncle, who tried to persuade the.
Gentleman in the Parlour rare book for sale MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. The Gentleman in the Parlour. A Record of a Journey from Rangoon to Haiphong. London: William Heinemann, (1930).
Gentleman in the Parlour rare book for sale. MAUGHAM, W. Quarto, original gilt-stamped black cloth, original dust jacket. Never was Maugham more readable or so wholly delightful" than in Gentleman in the Parlour (New York Herald Tribune).