Cakes and Ale (Mandarin Edition)

Cakes and Ale (Mandarin Edition)

by W Maugham

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Overview

《寻欢作乐》

Cakes and Ale is a delicious satire of London literary society between the Wars. Social climber Alroy Kear is flattered when he is selected by Edward Driffield's wife to pen the official biography of her lionized novelist husband, and determined to write a bestseller. But then Kear discovers the great novelist's voluptuous muse (and unlikely first wife), Rosie.
 
在《寻欢作乐》里,毛姆从现实中取材,将虚实相掺,借故事叙述者阿申登之口讲述了其与著名作家德里菲尔德及其前妻罗西的早年交往,而这段往事正是另一位流行小说家基尔所要挖掘的传记素材。读者可依稀指认出德里菲尔德是在影射哈代,基尔由休·沃尔波尔脱胎而来,至于罗西,则分明是乔伊斯笔下莫莉·布鲁姆的翻版。
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9787894000521
Publisher: Yilin
Publication date: 02/25/2014
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 251
File size: 309 KB

About the Author

William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874. He spoke French even before he spoke a word of English, a fact to which some critics attribute the purity of his style. His parents died early and, after an unhappy boyhood, which he recorded poignantly in 'Of Human Bondage' , Maugham became a qualified physician. But writing was his true vocation. For ten years before his first success, he almost literally starved while pouring out novels and plays. During World War I, Maugham worked for the British Secret Service . He travelled all over the world, and made many visits to America. After World War II, Maugham made his home in south of France and continued to move between England and Nice till his death in 1965.

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