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The Hero

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W. Somerset Maugham


James Parsons comes home to Little Primpton after serving in the Boer War. The whole town is proud of their new hero, who was awarded the Vi…

The Explorer

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W. Somerset Maugham


An early novel by W. Somerset Maugham about conflicting feelings of self-integrity, filial love, romantic love. Lucy Allerton and Alec MacKe…

The Trembling of a Leaf

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W. Somerset Maugham


A collection of short stories on the South Sea Islands, among which are the famous "Red," "Rain," and "The Fall of …

Orientations

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W. Somerset Maugham


This is a collection showing W. Somerset Maugham's early attempt in the short story genre, which he comes to master as one of 20th century's…

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In The Merry-Go-Round

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W. Somerset Maugham


Basil Kent marries Jenny Bush, because he believes that is the honourable thing to do after getting her pregnant, but he realizes that he is…