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Three Early Novels Liza of Lambeth, Mrs. Graddock, The Magician W. Somerset Maugham

Three Early Novels Liza of Lambeth, Mrs. Graddock, The Magician

W. Somerset Maugham

Published January 1st 2005
ISBN : 9780760768624
Paperback
648 pages
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The three novels in this collection, Liza of Lambeth (1897), Mrs Craddock (1902), and The Magician (1908), had a lasting influence on the literary world. Their settings are various--ranging from the South London slums through the Kentish countrysideMoreThe three novels in this collection, Liza of Lambeth (1897), Mrs Craddock (1902), and The Magician (1908), had a lasting influence on the literary world. Their settings are various--ranging from the South London slums through the Kentish countryside to the British expatriate community in early twentieth-century Paris--and yet they have common qualities. In each, the protagonist is isolated from a traditional community and unable to create new personal relationships that might enable survival in a changing society. The three novels thus dramatize a dilemma Maugham faced in his own life and one that is the central theme of much modern literature.