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Published by the Folio Society, London in 1998.


The books are in excellent condition, with just some slight sun fading to the spines. A complete set of four volumes bound in publisher's pastel, illustrated cloth covers which are in an  illustrated paper covered slipcase. The books include charming black and white illustrations by Christopher Brown. 


William Somerset Maugham was an English playwright, novelist, and short-story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest-paid author during the 1930s. During the First World War, he served with the Red Cross and in the ambulance corps before being recruited in 1916 into the British Secret Intelligence Service. He worked for the service in Switzerland and Russia before the October Revolution of 1917 in the Russian Empire. During and after the war, he travelled in India, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. He drew from those experiences in his later short stories and novels.

Collected Short Stories by W. Somerset Maugham

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