Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • Theatre
  • Written by W. Somerset Maugham
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780375724633
  • Our Price: $16.00
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Theatre

Buy now from Random House

  • Theatre
  • Written by W. Somerset Maugham
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9780307787125
  • Our Price: $11.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Theatre

Theatre

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook

Written by W. Somerset MaughamAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by W. Somerset Maugham

eBook

List Price: $11.99

eBook

On Sale: January 05, 2011
Pages: 304 | ISBN: 978-0-307-78712-5
Published by : Vintage Knopf
Theatre Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Theatre
  • Email this page - Theatre
  • Print this page - Theatre
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PRAISE PRAISE
Categories for this book
Tags for this book (powered by Library Thing)
fiction (31) novel (11) theatre (8) 20th century (7) literature (6)
» see more tags
» hide
Synopsis

Synopsis

In Theatre, W. Somerset Maugham–the author of the classic novels Of Human Bondage and Up at the Villa–introduces us to Julia Lambert, a woman of breathtaking poise and talent whose looks have stood by her forty-six years. She is one of the greatest actresses England–so good, in fact, that perhaps she never stops acting.

It seems that noting can ruffle her satin feathers, until a quiet stranger who challenges Julia's very sense of self. As a result, she will endure rejection for the first time, her capacity as a mother will be affronted, and her ability to put on whatever face she desired for her public will prove limited. In Theatre, Maugham subtly exposes the tensions and triumphs that occur when acting and reality blend together, and–for Julia–ultimately reverse.
W. Somerset Maugham

About W. Somerset Maugham

W. Somerset Maugham - Theatre

Photo © No Credit

W. Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874. He trained as a doctor in London where he started writing his first novels. In 1926 he bought a house in Cap Ferrat, France, which was to become a meeting place for a number of writers, artists and politicians. He died in 1965.
Praise

Praise

"Brilliant. The sheer, unmatched skill with which Mr. Maugham has told his tale would fill any novelist with envy."–Chicago Tribune


  • Theatre by W. Somerset Maugham
  • March 13, 2001
  • Fiction - Literary
  • Vintage
  • $16.00
  • 9780375724633

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: