Collected Short Stories Volume 2 by W. Somerset Maugham

By W. Somerset Maugham

The tales during this assortment movement from Malaya to the United States and England, and comprise a few of Maugham's most renowned stories; 'Flotsam and Jetsam', the tale of an previous lady trapped for years in a loveless marriage within the distant rubber plantations; 'The guy with the Scar', and particularly the outlet tale 'The Vessel of Wrath', a story of the unforeseen love that grows among a religious missionary nurse and a drunken reprobate. during this moment quantity of his accumulated tales, Maugham illustrates his attribute wry belief of human foibles and his genius for evoking compelling drama from an acute experience of time and position.

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IN THE MIDST OF existence: stories OF squaddies AND CIVILIANS

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FANTASTIC FABLES

NEGLIGIBLE TALES

THE PARENTICIDE CLUB

THE FOURTH ESTATE

THE OCEAN WAVE

KINGS OF BEASTS

TWO ADMINISTRATIONS

MISCELLANEOUS TALES

The brief Stories

LIST OF brief tales IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

LIST OF brief tales IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Poetry Collections

BLACK BEETLES IN AMBER

SHAPES OF CLAY

FABLES IN RHYME

SOME ANTE-MORTEM EPITAPHS

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The Poems

LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

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The Non-Fiction

THE SHADOW at the DIAL, AND different ESSAYS

THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARY

WRITE IT RIGHT

ASHES OF THE BEACON

“ON WITH THE DANCE! ”: A REVIEW

A CYNIC appears to be like AT LIFE

TANGENTIAL VIEWS

BITS OF AUTOBIOGRAPHY

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

UNCOLLECTED ESSAYS

The Essays

LIST OF ESSAYS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

LIST OF ESSAYS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Letters

THE LETTERS OF AMBROSE BIERCE

The Criticism

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AMBROSE BIERCE: AN APPRAISAL by way of Frederic Tabor Cooper

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THE UNDERGROUND attractiveness OF AMBROSE BIERCE

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Probably before you were born. ’’ ‘‘That’s a long time ago. ’’ ‘‘Once you have it you don’t forget it,’’ he replied, and as we waited for the EKG he told me the story. He was out in the desert, testing a new heat-seeking missile for the Air Force. The crew was up before dawn, and the ⅐ 33 ⅐ target—burning oil drums—was visible for miles across the flats. He stood in the open with a radio, wearing a white dress shirt because he was expected at the office later that morning. They fired the missile from over the horizon, and it came across the desert at two thousand miles per hour.

Now I could have read anything there. ‘‘It must have been the Word,’’ the attending said, looking down at her, his face grim. For an instant he looked angry, vengeful. And there it was, blue-black, the full size of my thumb, held in the pathologist’s tweezers. The blood clot. ’’ The attending looked solemn, stern, but the anger I had seen was gone. Surprised, we simply nodded as he bowed his head and spoke. Our father who art in heaven Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

Dull, vague, in his chest, going up into his neck and down his left arm. He felt sick to his stomach. He felt like he couldn’t breathe. ’’ He looked up at me, breathing more easily now on the oxygen, his lips growing pink again. ‘‘I had pain exactly like this thirty years ago,’’ he said. ‘‘Probably before you were born. ’’ ‘‘That’s a long time ago. ’’ ‘‘Once you have it you don’t forget it,’’ he replied, and as we waited for the EKG he told me the story. He was out in the desert, testing a new heat-seeking missile for the Air Force.

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