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Paperback. Pages: 192 Publisher: Random House Enchanted by the landscape and people of Spain.Maugham had long resolved to wirte a picaresque novel about the country. Instead. He wrote a living commentary assessing a great people in their greatest hour. 'Don Fernando 'ia s paean to Sapin's golden age of enormous creative enegy. Beginning wth the vivid tale of Loyola's life and conversion. it discusses the writings of St. Theresa and the paintings of El Greco. and comments with sagacity and wit on such illustrious figures as Cervantes. Luis de Leon. Lope de Vega. Velasquez and the creator of Don Juan. 'Don Fernando' is full of happy surprises. curious facts and stimulating opinions that reflect Maugham's lifelong love and admiration for spanish culture and civilisation.

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Considered by Graham Greene to be Maugham's best work, Don Fernando is a paean to a golden age of enormous creative energy. It discusses the writings of St. Teresa and the paintings of El Greco, and comments with sagacity and wit on such illustrious figures as Cervantes, Velazquez and the creator of Don Juan. This vibrant assessment of a great people at their greatest hour is full of happy surprises, curious facts and stimulating opinions that reflect Maugham's lifelong enchantment with the landscape and people of Spain.

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"Maugham's best travel book" ( Washington Post)

"One of the most under-rated writers of last century" ( Glasgow Herald)

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

"He was a superb storyteller - one of the very best in our language - who wrote with a wordly, sardonic understanding of the human condition." ( Daily Mail)

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