Merry Go Round (Vintage Classics)

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2010 08 Pages: 352 in Publisher: Vintage Classics Looking out upon the backstreets of the suburbs and the high society haunts of Edwardian London the delightfully witty and independent spinster Miss Ley surveys a tangled web of lives; she sympathetically observes the struggle under the pressures of convention. and the complex interplay between love and reason. Through Miss Ley's eyes we witness the ief but happy marriage of a dying poet; a woman's adulterous passion for a young rascal. and finally. an honourable man's decision to take virtue to extremes.

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"Maugham was one of the great masters of clever narrative and construction" (Allan Massie Sunday Herald)

"A formidable talent, a formidable sum of talents" (Spectator)

"It is very difficult for a writer of my generation, if he is honest, to pretend indifference to the work of Somerset Maugham. . . . He was always so entirely there" (Gore Vidal)

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A trio of stories narrated by one of Maugham's most endearing characters, Miss Ley

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