by W. Somerset Maugham
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The bitter, witty novel about the business of writing and London literary society between the two World Wars focuses on the lives of a famous writer and his two contrasting wives. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
March 23, 2010 Novels of manners never get old. Any quick flip through one of today's celebrity magazines will prove that. From social climbers to spouse grabbers, century to century, nothing changes. Author Helen Simonson offers three novels for going beyond Jane Austen's gossip.
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