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The Summing Up by W. Somerset Maugham 1938 Hardcover First Edition Hardcover – 1938


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company; 1ST edition (1938)
  • ASIN: B000XRO5J2
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,205,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ESM517 on November 28, 2013
Maugham is one of my favorite authors, with "Of Human Bondage" my favorite of his works. Summing Up is a wonderful review of the thoughts he has had throughout his life on various subjects: life, death, religion, writing, and more. His fresh, easy-to-read style pulls you in and it was a delight to read. In my opinion, the best part is the ending, where he confronts three key values in life: beauty, truth, and goodness. Many of his insights definitely fit to today. A favorite quote "The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love."
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