Vintage Book The Razors Edge by Somerset Maugham in a Reprint 1944 First Edition
1944 The Razors Edge by Somerset Maugham, The Blakiston Company, Reprint from First Edition, Classic British Literature from XX Century, WWI Fiction Novel, Best Seller Books, Literature Adapted to Cinema Movies, Hard Cover Book, Old Used Book, Books for Collectors, Rare Books for Home Decor, Vintage Juvenile Literature
Old Used Book in very good vintage condition with wear and age but still nice condition. Domensions 8" X 5.55" X 0.65" inches / Weight 340 grams / All measurements are approximate
William Somerset Maugham, ( 25 January 1874 to 16 December 1965), better known as W. Somerset Maugham, was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest-paid author during the 1930s.
Vintage 1944 The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham Published by The Blakiston Company Philadelphia 1944, 251 pages, Black Leatherette soft cover with gold Modern Library Logo on the front and Title and Author on the spine.
The Razor's Edge is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. The book was first published in 1944. It tells the story of Larry Darrell, an American pilot traumatized by his experiences in World War I, who sets off in search of some transcendent meaning in his life. The story begins through the eyes of Larry's friends and acquaintances as they witness his personality change after the War. His rejection of conventional life and search for meaningful experience allows him to thrive while the more materialistic characters suffer reversals of fortune. The book was twice adapted into film, first in 1946 starring Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney, and Herbert Marshall as Maugham and Anne Baxter as Sophie, and then a 1984 adaptation starring Bill Murray.
The novel's title comes from a translation of a verse in the Katha Upanishad, given in the book's epigraph as: "The sharp edge of a razor is difficult to pass over; thus the wise say the path to 'enlightenment' is hard."