Maugham: Collected Short Stories

Maugham: Collected Short Stories

Volume 3

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140185911
  • 272 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


This third volume of Maugham’s stories, introduced and selected by the author himself, contains the celebrated series about Ashenden, a secret service agent in WWI. Based on Maugham’s own experiences with the British Intelligence service in Switzerland, the stories are vignettes in which he dramatizes both the romance and absurdity of espionage as well as its ruthlessness and brutality.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Maugham: Collected Short Stories

Maugham: Collected Short Stories

Written by: W. Somerset Maugham

Table of Contents

Collected Short Stories Volume 3Preface
Miss King
The Hairless Mexican
Giulia Lazzari
The Traitor
His Excellency
Mr. Harrington’s Washing