by Somerset Maugham
Number of pages: 224
A novel about Edwardian Paris. Maugham tells his tale of the weird and the horrible with simple sincerity and a constant matching of the unhallowed practices with the clean, sweet things of common life that make its effect uncommonly impressive.
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