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Up at the villa.

W. Somerset Maugham

Up at the villa.

by W. Somerset Maugham

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Published by Heinemann .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published 1941.

SeriesCollected edition-vol.23
The Physical Object
Pagination153p.,20cm
Number of Pages153
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21004584M

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Up at the Villa An aristocratic but penniless English widow, Mary Penton (Thomas) is a guest at the estate of Princess San Ferdinando (Bancroft) near Florence in Up at the Villa won high praise on publication "as another perfect Somerset Maugham story closely knit, splendidly built, with its dramatic peaks precisely where they ought to be with a dash of mystery thrill" (New York Times). Basis for the film starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Sean Penn. Preceded by the American edition by one month.

Up At the Villa (New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., ) It has been quite some years since I first read Up At the Villa. Not one of the more prominent among W. Somerset Maugham's books and I wasn't very impressed by it. Nevertheless, now, after being more familiar with his works as a whole, the novel gives a very different feel. Barely over. Up At the Villa Paperback – Jan. 25 by W. Somerset Maugham (Author) out of 5 stars 71 ratings. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from Kindle Edition "Please retry" CDN$ /5(71).

Up At The Villa by MAUGHAM, W. SOMERSET Seller Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. Published Condition First Edition; preceding the English edition by about a month. Up at the Villa - Ebook written by W. Somerset Maugham. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Up at the Villa/5(13).


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