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W. Somerset Maughams' absorbing account of his journey from Rangoon to Haiphong

Best Known for his novels and plays, Somerset Maugham also produced the most delightfully engaging and absorbing non-fiction, of which The Gentleman in the Parlour is a prime example. First published in 1935 it is the account of a journey the author took form Rangoon to Haiphong.
Whether by river to Mandalay, on horse through the mountains and forests of the Shan States to Bangkok, or onwards by sea, Maugham's muse is in the spirit of Hazlitt, who wrote: 'It is great to shake off the trammels of the world and public opinion...and become the creature of the moment.. .and to be known by no other title than "The Gentleman in the Parlour".'

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  • The Gentleman In The Parlour
    W. Somerset Maugham

    Paperback

    9780099286776

    October 5, 2001

    Vintage Classics

    224 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • EBook

    9781409088028

    December 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    240 pages

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