Splendid writing especially considering it was written 100 years ago.
More in it than in the Lawrence Harvey / Kim Novak film, but glad I saw that before reading. I had instant images of the ... read more
The story that Maugham weaves is according to his own introduction partly autobiographical. It was the first novel Maugham wrote after becoming a successful playwright. The central character is a ... read more
I loved reading this book. It was a great story. I was surprised at how much talk there was of sex, but since this is a coming of age story about a boy, I guess I shouldn't be that surprised; boys of ... read more
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