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Up at the Villa - W. Somerset Maugham
Up at the Villa
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3.04 70
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099478324 (0099478323)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
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Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
3.0 Up at the Villa
A short bonbon from Maugham. Maugham himself calls it a novelette, but it's really a novella, 30,364 words (I counted them). Anyway, a young and fabulously beautiful widow, Mary Panton, has gotten away from London and memories of a bad marriage and is living in the Italian villa of some friends, in ...
Brain Gourmet
Brain Gourmet rated it
3.0 Up At The Villa
Wow, Maugham seems to have written this in a hurry - was it my bad edition or his hastiness that had Edgar brown-eyed at the beginning of the book and blue-eyed by the end of it? Anyway, a rather shallowish, yellowish sort of novel. I can't bring myself to give less than 3 stars, but this was not th...
In Love of Books and Friendship
In Love of Books and Friendship rated it
3.0 Up at the Villa
A charming novella about a widowed socialite on holiday at her friend's villa in Florence, Italy. Not widowed for long Mary Panton has another potential husband on the horizon. Edgar Swift a life long friend of the family and quite the older man visits Mary at the villa to propose marriage before h...
Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it
5.0 UP at the Villa
If I needed to sum up this book in a phrase (I'm not sure what such an occasion might be) I would be torn between going with "It seemed like a good idea at the time" and (if I were in a meme-mood) a solid "Well that escalated quickly".
Warwick rated it
I remember being in a café with a friend once when a guy walked in who obviously had some kind of mild disability to do with his legs – he hobbled over to a table and sat down heavily, and then looked around him at the greasy spoon with an air of deep depression. Amy stared at him and sighed and sai...
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