The Painted Veil

Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030778763X
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Set in England and Hong Kong in the 1920s, The Painted Veil is the story of the beautiful but love-starved Kitty Fane. When her husband discovers her adulterous affair, he forces her to accompany him to the heart of a cholera epidemic. Stripped of the British society of her youth and the small but effective society she fought so hard to attain in Hong Kong, she is compelled by her awakening conscience to reassess her life and learn how to love. The Painted Veil is a beautifully written affirmation of the human capacity to grow, to change, and to forgive.

Cakes and Ale

Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 077106019X
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Successful author William Ashenden is contacted by Alroy Kear, an aspiring writer who has been contracted to write a biography of the late Edward Driffield by his second wife, and hopes that Ashenden can help shed some light on Driffield’s past. Ashenden is one of the select few to understand the importance of Rosie, Driffield’s first wife, scorned for her sexual liberty but the source of inspiration for her former husband’s greatest works. Ashenden must consider carefully how much to reveal, and how, to ensure that both Edward and Rosie are done justice by Kear’s pen and history’s eye. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Up at the Villa

Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 0771060203
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Mary Panton is a young widow; her alcoholic, violent husband was killed in a car accident, and now she lives in a friend’s villa. Her life is quiet, but she is content – until things are thrown off kilter by the appearance of Karl Richter, an Austrian art student fleeing the Nazis. At first Mary and Karl are drawn together by their shared sense of loss, but Karl’s scars run much deeper than Mary realizes, and she finds herself caught in a web of deceit and death. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Christmas Holiday W Somerset Maugham Literary Thoughts Edition

Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 3741879398
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Literary Thoughts edition presents Christmas Holiday by W. Somerset Maugham ------ "Christmas Holiday" is a novel written in 1939 by W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), just before the outbreak of World War II, and tells the story of Charley Mason, whose father granted him a trip to Paris with all expenses paid, and although it should have been a lark, on his first night Charley meets a woman whose story will forever change his life. The story was later adapted in a movie of the same name. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage www.literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.

The Moon and Sixpence

Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486115267
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Shedding harsh light on an artist's ego, Maugham reveals the lengths to which one man will go to focus on his art. Written in 1919, the tale remains controversial even today.

Reading Assessment

Author: Melissa Lee Farrall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470873930
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Written from a strengths–based perspective, this is the first book to present a research–based, integrated review of reading, cognition, and oral language testing and assessment. The theoretical underpinnings of reading, language, and literacy are covered, as well as detailed information and administration tips on the myriad reading inventories and standardized tests that may be used in a reading psychoeducational assessment. Unique in its inclusion of instruction on crafting professional evaluation reports to illuminate a student′s strengths and weaknesses, this inviting book will enable school psychologists, reading specialists, and learning disabilities specialists to conduct effective interdisciplinary remedial recommendations and interventions.

Rain and Other South Sea Stories

Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486114198
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The clash between a missionary and a prostitute, "Rain" is among this master storyteller's most famous tales. Additional selections include "Macintosh," "The Fall of Edward Barnard," "The Pool," and other compelling stories of life in the tropics.

In the Pond

Author: Ha Jin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804153728
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National Book Award-winner Ha Jin's arresting debut novel , In the Pond, is a darkly funny portrait of an amateur calligrapher who wields his delicate artist's brush as a weapon against the powerful party bureaucrats who rule his provincial Chinese town. Shao Bin is a downtrodden worker at the Harvest Fertilizer Plant by day and an aspiring artist by night. Passed over on the list to receive a decent apartment for his young family, while those in favor with the party's leaders are selected ahead of him, Shao Bin chafes at his powerlessness. When he attempts to expose his corrupt superiors by circulating satirical cartoons, he provokes an escalating series of merciless counterattacks that send ripples beyond his small community. Artfully crafted and suffused with earthy wit, In the Pond is a moving tale about humble lives caught up in larger social forces.

Joyous Greetings

Author: Bonnie S. Anderson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198029175
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Over one hundred fifty years ago, champions of women's rights in the United States, Britain, France, and Germany formed the world's earliest international feminist movement. Joyous Greetings is the first book to tell their story. From Seneca Falls in upstate New York to the barricades of revolutionary Paris, from the Crystal Palace in London to small towns in the German Rhineland, early feminists united to fight for the cause of women. At the height of the Victorian period, they insisted their sex deserved full political equality, called for a new kind of marriage based on companionship, claimed the right to divorce and to get custody of their children, and argued that an unjust economic system forced women into poorly paid jobs. They rejected the traditional view that women's subordination was preordained, natural, and universal. In restoring these daring activists' achievements to history, Joyous Greetings passes on their inspiring and empowering message to today's new generation of feminists.

A Map of Betrayal

Author: Ha Jin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307911616
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A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Year From the award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash: a riveting tale of espionage and conflicted loyalties that spans half a century in the entwined histories of two countries—China and the United States—and two families. When Lilian Shang, born and raised in America, discovers her father’s diary after the death of her parents, she is shocked by the secrets it contains. She knew that her father, Gary, convicted decades ago of being a mole in the CIA, was the most important Chinese spy ever caught. But his diary, an astonishing chronicle of his journey as a Communist intelligence agent, reveals the pain and longing that his double life entailed—and point to a hidden second family that he’d left behind in China. As Lilian follows her father’s trail back into the Chinese provinces, she begins to grasp the extent of his dilemma: he is a man torn between loyalty to his motherland and the love he came to feel for his adopted country. She sees how his sense of duty distorted his life, and as she starts to understand that Gary too had been betrayed, Lilian finds that it is up to her to prevent his tragedy from endangering yet another generation of Shangs. A stunning portrait of a multinational family and an unflinching inquiry into the meaning of citizenship, patriotism, and home, A Map of Betrayal is a spy novel that only Ha Jin could write. From the Hardcover edition.