The Razor's Edge


Maugham's greatest popular novel tells the story of Larry Darrell, an attractive and enigmatic American who forsakes bourgeois society to live a life dedicated to the pursuit of truth and meaning.

Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute. The progress of this spiritual odyssey involves him with some of Maugham's most brilliant characters - his fiancee Isabel, whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong repercussions, and Elliot Templeton, her uncle, a classic expatriate American snob. The most ambitious of Maugham's novels, this is also one in which Maugham himself plays a considerable part as he wanders in and out of the story, to observe his characters struggling with their fates.

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