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The Razor's Edge - W. Somerset Maugham
The Razor's Edge
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Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute. The progress of his spiritual odyssey involves him with some of Maugham's most brilliant characters - his fiancée Isabel whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong repercussions, and Elliott Templeton, her uncle, a classic... show more
Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute. The progress of his spiritual odyssey involves him with some of Maugham's most brilliant characters - his fiancée Isabel whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong repercussions, and Elliott Templeton, her uncle, a classic expatriate American snob.  Maugham himself wanders in and out of the story, to observe his characters struggling with their fates.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781400034208 (1400034205)
ASIN: 1400034205
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 314
Edition language: English
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Ray Foy's Literary Journey
Ray Foy's Literary Journey rated it
5.0 Ray-view of The Razor’s Edge
From its widest scope, The Razor’s Edge looks at the meaning of life from at least six different viewpoints. Those views belong to six characters (or seven if you include the author, W. Somerset Maugham, who plays himself in this novel), all of whom live in the privileged classes in the years betwee...
Mommy, am I cult?
Mommy, am I cult? rated it
5.0 The Razor's Edge
When I heard about Maughan, he always seemed like one of those semi-comprehensible pretentious authors, whose readership stemmed more from "intellectual" duty than genuine appreciation.I was surprised when I discovered Maughan is not just an easygoing author, his prose is descriptive and almost poet...
Nay's Pink Bookshelf
Nay's Pink Bookshelf rated it
2.0 The Razor's Edge
Had to force myself to finish this novel. I'm not really into classic novels, but I wanted to try a new genre. The story itself was good, but the way the author wrote and the slow pace of this novel made it such a drag to read. There were some high points reading this, but I just wanted to sleep thr...
Consecrated Chicken Soup
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4.0 The Razor's Edge (Vintage International)
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Books Read, Not Necessarily Well
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well rated it
4.0 The Razor's Edge
Last year while working at Clearwater, a coworker told me that this book changed her life. And this girl was not one for hyperbole. At least not books. Puppies, sure. Ice cream probably. But not books. So this was a recommendation to let cool for awhile.The Razor's Edge may not have shaken my rock-s...
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