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Publisher's Summary

In 1938 Maugham wrote, "Fact and fiction are so intermingled in my work that now, looking back on it, I can hardly distinguish one from the other." Maugham also wrote that most of his short stories were inspired by accounts he heard firsthand during his travels to the lonely outposts of the British Empire. His beautifully restrained prose allowed him to explore the tensions and passions of isolated white colonists without the use of cloying melodrama.
In volume three of this series, we present all of the remaining short stories which Maugham published after World War I and which he subsequently caused to be republished in various collections. The stories in volume three are:



1. The Buried Talent
2. French Joe
3. German Harry
4. The Four Dutchmen
5. The End of the Flight
6. Flotsam and Jetsam
7. A Casual Affair
8. Mr. KnowAll
9. Straight Flush
10. The Portrait of a Gentleman
11. Raw Material
12. A Friend in Need
13. The Dream
14. The Taipan
15. The Consul
16. Mirage
17. Mabel
18. Masterson
19. A Marriage of Convenience
20. Princess September
21. In a Strange Land
22. The Lotus Eater
23. Salvatore
24. The WashTub
25. Mayhew
26. The Happy Man
27. The Point of Honor
28. The Mother
29. The Romantic Young Lady
30. The Poet
31. A Man from Glasgow
32. The Lion's Skin
33. The Three Fat Women of Antibes
34. The Happy Couple
35. The Voice of the Turtle
36. The Facts of Life
37. Gigolo and Gigolette
38. Appearance and Reality
39. The Luncheon
40. The Unconquered
41. The Ant and the Grasshopper
42. Home
43. The Escape
44. The Judgement Seat
And more....


©W. Somerset Maugham Royalty Trust (P)2013 Audio Connoisseur
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5 out of 5 stars
By Julieta de los espíritus on 03-11-17

Complete list of Short Stories

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It’s an amazing collection. If you have read Short stories volume one and two, you almost can follow the evolution of the author mind as he grew old. For those that like as I do to know what they are buying, what to expect and to enjoy going back to the stories that they really like, here is the complete list of the short stories in this third volume:
1. The Buried Talent
2. French Joe
3. German Harry
4. The Four Dutchmen
5. The End of the Flight
6. Flotsam and Jetsam
7. A Casual Affair
8. Mr. KnowAll
9. Straight Flush
10. The Portrait of a Gentleman
11. Raw Material
12. A Friend in Need
13. The Dream
14. The Taipan
15. The Consul
16. Mirage
17. Mabel
18. Masterson
19. A Marriage of Convenience
20. Princess September
21. In a Strange Land
22. The Lotus Eater
23. Salvatore
24. The WashTub
25. Mayhew
26. The Happy Man
27. The Point of Honor
28. The Mother
29. The Romantic Young Lady
30. The Poet
31. A Man from Glasgow
32. The Lion's Skin
33. The Three Fat Women of Antibes
34. The Happy Couple
35. The Voice of the Turtle
36. The Facts of Life
37. Gigolo and Gigolette
38. Appearance and Reality
39. The Luncheon
40. The Unconquered
41. The Ant and the Grasshopper
42. Home
43. The Escape
44. The Judgement Seat
45. Sanatorium
46. Louise
47. Lord Mountdrago
48. A String of Beads
49. The Promise
50. The Verger
51. The Social Sense
52. The Colonel’s Lady
53. Episode
54. The Kite
55. The Treasure
56. Winter Crews

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Zaubermond on 08-19-14

What a treat!

Having listened to all three volumes of the complete stories, I am once again amazed by the talents of WSM. Were I an aspiring young writer, I would study his work as we figure painters study the draftsmanship of Degas and Klimt. He maintains intense focus, clear motivation, and never wastes a word as he captures character, dialogue, and situation. Times have changed, to be sure, but excellent technique endures, which is reason enough to study the masters.

The short story is a merciless, demanding mistress: one wrong move and there will be no end of trouble. When an author is a master of this medium, it shows his talents to best effect.

Some listeners have groused about Charlton Griffin's not being British. I don't mind that, though some of his pronunciations can be a little eccentric. His rich, world-weary voice is perfectly suited to the character of WSM's observations here. I highly recommend this series to students of human nature, good writing, and days gone by. Enjoy.

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