Larry Darrel 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.
- Publication Date:
- 07 / 04 / 2000
- 127 x 196mm
This book changed my life
My personal favourite of all the Maugham classics, you can't read The Razor's Edge without taking a good hard look at your life. I was lucky enough to read it as a teenager and it gave me a huge sense of wanderlust. It's a book that's hard to define but which follows some fascinating characters through their lives and loves. It's an easy read with some deep themes and a great present for someone trying to figure life out.