This second volume of Maugham's collected plays shows the range of his talent, from sparkling comedies about the marriage state to powerfully tense dramas of sexual passion
Witty, comedic and engrossing, this second collection showcases the range of W. Somerset Maugham’s talent as a playwright. The delightful satires of marriage Lady Frederick and Home and Beauty are included here alongside the insightful war drama For Services Rendered, and Maugham's tense colonial drama The Letter. Eclectic in theme and sardonic in style, these plays are masterpieces of English social comedy and melodrama.
“A brilliant entertainer”
New York Times
“Gripping and entertaining”
The Daily Telegraph on 'The Letter'
“Maugham had few equals among his contemporaries”