Written during World War II, this novel takes as its theme the Zen Buddhist phrase describing the narrow, painful path to enlightenment. The book ...Show synopsisWritten during World War II, this novel takes as its theme the Zen Buddhist phrase describing the narrow, painful path to enlightenment. The book describes an over-populated, materialistic society, in which people increasingly turn inwards to the spiritual life in their search for freedom.Hide synopsis
Description:New. 1907590102 AtAGlance Books--Orders ship next business day,...New. 1907590102 AtAGlance Books--Orders ship next business day, with tracking numbers, from our warehouse in upstate NY. This book is in brand new condition.
Description:New. This item is printed on demand. With this book Maugham...New. This item is printed on demand. With this book Maugham skilfully dramatizes a philosophical treatise on the clash of Eastern spirituality and Western culture into one man's relentless journey towards enlightenment and the repercussions of such an action.
The Razor's Edge is Somerset Maugham's masterpiece, although some would give that honor to Of Human Bondage. I first read this book when I was a child of thirteen . . . but I would not recommend it for the average thirteen-year-old. Eighteen, maybe. I am now 65. Larry Darrell is an incredibly finely drawn character. There are many in the book: Isabelle, of course, and above all Uncle Elliot. The character Sophie MacDonald is a work of genius. The woman who played her in the movie, I'm blanking on her name, won the Oscar for supporting actress. This book started me on a spiritual quest which has guided my life. DO SEE the original movie with elegant and intense Tyrone Power, the exquisite Gene Tierney, and snobbish yet loveable Clifton Webb as Uncle Elliot. You will never be the same.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.
You're signed up (and we ♥ you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!