The Pattern of Maughan
Publisher - Hamish Hamilton, London
Cover is hard bound with Dark Green Cloth. Minor Corner Damage. Good Condition.
Dust Jacket is present. Designed by George Mayhew based on Portrait of Maughan by Edouard McEvoy. Glossy finish. Author's Bio on Inside Back Flap. Minor Edge-wear. Good Condition.
End Papers are intact.
Preliminaries - Colour Frontispiece, Maughan Quotation on Title Page, List of Contents, Preface and Acknowledgements.
Main Text Body : 255 Pages. Fine and Clean..
End Matters - Bibliography and Notes, Index.
Edges are even and unworn. Dark Red at Top but Faded.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage. Gilt band and lettering.
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.
Did Somerset Maughan's ironic description of himself as 'but a story-teller' do justice to his formidable gifts? Did he ever succeed in out-growing the attitudes of Edwardian England with its acute consciousness of the conduct proper to a gentleman? Was he really ignored by the intelligentsia, as he often observed? These are some of the questions discussed by Anthony Curtis in this critical portrait of the writer who was the most popular literary artist of modern times.
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