[W. Somerset Maugham] The Razor's Edge [golden age mystery Book] Ebook


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    In all big cities there are self contained groups that exist without intercommunication small worlds within a greater world that lead their lives their members dependent upon one another for companionship as though they inhabited islands sep

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    570 From 1001 Books The Razor’s Edge – William Somerset MaughamThe Razor's Edge is a novel by W Somerset Maugham The book was first published in 1944 It tells the story of Larry Darrell an American pilot traumatized by his experiences in World War I who sets off in search of some transcendent meaning in his life The story begins through the eyes of Larry's friends and acuaintances as they witness his perso

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    The best novel I've read since joining Goodreads might be The Razor's Edge the 20th century bestseller by prolific British playwright and author W Somerset Maugham Published in the US in 1944 a bit of my euphoria has to do with the book; much of my intoxication has to do with the time in my life which I read this partic

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    In 1919 war hero Larry Laurence Darrell returns to his hometown of Chicago wounded twice the brave aviator has a deeper injury which changes him considerably A comrade saved his life but lost his over France dying on the cold ground Isabel Bradley Larry's faithful fiancee notices the alterationWhen his best friend Gay Maturin gets his millionaire father Henry to offer his pal a good job Darrell turns it down he doesn'

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    Books like this that I’ve read so long ago in my past come back even now to haunt me like the lilting plaintive refrain of an old Beatles Love songBut I only started it in the mid seventies Even back then working in soulless offices I needed to replenish my heart in long lingering draughts So how did I do that?If you guessed by hanging around bookstores you nailed it There was a Centretown bookshop of irregu

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    This has to be the most endearing and accessible of Maugham's books With the right smattering of philosophy and literary techniues to keep one challenged tooIt has been one of the defining books in my life

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    “ Its a toss up when you decide to leave the beaten track Many are called few are chosen” A classic which is really worth reading The author narrates the tale of a man who is in search of the true meanings of life by turning down opportunities and taking up a road less taken lifestyle In The Razor’s Edge Maugham introduces the reader with Larry Darrel an American pilot who is in shock after his experiences during

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    Tracing the intimate lives of representative British and American upper class The Razor's Edge set in Chicago largely in Paris and also India was one of the first Western novels to explore non Western solutions to society’s ills Larry Darrell maybe seen as the protagonist but Maugham who is himself a character in the book only focuses on Larry occasionally and provides little insight to this man who early on declares

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    Rating 425 of fiveThe Publisher Says Intimate acuaintances but less than friends they meet and part in postwar London and Paris Ell

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    One of Maugham's three major novels TIME That's high praise coming from TIME magazine This MUST be goodI’m sure some of you are familiar with a little American television drama series that aired on HBO from 2002 2008 called The Wire I was way late to the party but over the past 6 months or so I’ve managed to watch all 5 gloriou

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The Razor's Edge

Life is missing one vital ingredient for he has no sense of purpose During his service on the front in WWI he saw good friends die Now he does not understand why the world can be so violent and cruel Leaving it behind he travels throughout Europe and Asia. Books like this that I ve read so long ago in my past come back even now to haunt me like the lilting plaintive refrain of an old Beatles Love songBut I only started it in the mid seventies Even back then working in soulless offices I needed to replenish my heart in long lingering draughts So how did I do thatIf you guessed by hanging around bookstores you nailed it There was a Centretown bookshop of irregular modern architectural design right at the hub of the nearby city my wonderful Dad used to cuss and call it Confusion Suare a hub which would have been ironically termed the heart of the cityCause it wasn t Postmodern cities are uite heartless as their great refabricator Henri Lefebvre used to sayNo the heart of the city was its bookstores this one Classics my fave chain back then and WH Smith Coles Prospero and later Chapters all within that two or three block epicentreBook The Last Runaway die Now he On Tidy Endings does not understand why the world can be so violent and cruel Leaving it behind he travels throughout Europe and Asia. Books like this that I ve read so long ago in my past come back even now to haunt me like the lilting plaintive refrain of an old Beatles Love songBut I only started it in the mid seventies Even back then working in soulless offices I needed to replenish my heart in long lingering Flat World Navigation draughts So how A House of My Own Stories from My Life did I Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, do thatIf you guessed by hanging around bookstores you nailed it There was a Centretown bookshop of irregular modern architectural El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro design right at the hub of the nearby city my wonderful Dad used to cuss and call it Confusion Suare a hub which would have been ironically termed the heart of the cityCause it wasn t Postmodern cities are uite heartless as their great refabricator Henri Lefebvre used to sayNo the heart of the city was its bookstores this one Classics my fave chain back then and WH Smith Coles Prospero and later Chapters all within that two or three block epicentreBook

SUMMARY The Razor's Edge

The Razor's Edge is a true masterpiece that is among the finest novels ever written about the search for awakening and the meaning of life With a loving girlfriend and the promise of a good career Larry Darrell seems to have everything he could want Yet his. In all big cities there are self contained groups that exist without intercommunication small worlds within a greater world that lead their lives their members dependent upon one another for companionship as though they inhabited islands separated from each other by an unnavigable strait Of no city in my experience is this true than of Paris 4 stars I liked this book a lot Much than Maugham s Of Human Bondage but not uite as much as The Painted Veil The first person minor perspective works really well here Maugham inserts himself into the story but mostly exists as an observer and messenger retelling the tales passed to him by Elliott Larry Isabel and others I think this is one of the most interesting narrative structures we are still a part of the story not looking down on it but we are also an outsider peering in It seems to be exactly the right amount of proximity and distan

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To search for something meaningful His journey takes him to the Tibetan mountains where he undergoes a spiritual enlightenment When he returns home he is an enigma to his friends but seems perfectly content with himselfNarrated by Frank Muller 9 cds105 hour. Rating 425 of fiveThe Publisher Says Intimate acuaintances but less than friends they meet and part in postwar London and Paris Elliot the arch snob but also the kindest of men Isabel considered to be entertaining gracious and tactful Gray the uintessence of the Regular Guy Suzanne shrewd roving and friendly Sophie lost wanton with a vicious attractiveness about her and finally Larry so hard and so trustful lost in the world s confusion Their story one of Somerset Maugham s best encompasses the pain passion and poignancy of life itselfMy Review It is pleasant to give yourself over to the care of a master or mistress of craft The Razor s Edge is masterful It is an expression of the mastery Maugham earned through many long years of novel writing and mostly successful critical reception of his work that this book which came almost forty years into a career of than sixty years fe

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  • The Razor's Edge
  • W. Somerset Maugham
  • English
  • 14 May 2017
  • 9781402571145

About the Author: W. Somerset Maugham

William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874 He spoke French even before he spoke a word of English a fact to which some critics attribute the purity of his style His parents died early and after an unhappy boyhood which he recorded poignantly in Of Human Bondage Maugham became a ualified physician But writing was his true vocation For ten years before his first success he almost l