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Cakes and ale: or, The skeleton in the cupboard

W. Somerset Maugham

Cakes and ale: or, The skeleton in the cupboard

by W. Somerset Maugham

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Published by Doubleday, Doran & Company, inc. in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England
    • Subjects:
    • Authors" spouses -- Fiction.,
    • Married people -- Fiction.,
    • Biographers -- Fiction.,
    • Authors -- Fiction.,
    • England -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] W. Somerset Maugham.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ3.M442 C, PR6025.A86 C
      The Physical Object
      Pagination3 p. l., 308 p.
      Number of Pages308
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6748472M
      LC Control Number30025744
      OCLC/WorldCa1557776

      Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since Cakes and Ale: Or, The Skeleton in the Cupboard . cakes and ale or the skeleton in the cupboard by w. somerset maugham 1st ed. vg hard cover, no dust jacket. previous owners label in book, i see no other marks or missing pages, book slightly out of Rating: % positive.

      Cakes and Ale pivots on the attempt by Driffield’s second wife, Amy, to sanitise her famous husband’s obscure and tumultuous youth’. This Amy does by commissioning a bestselling and sycophantic novelist to write a hagiography in which Driffield’s first marriage – the skeleton in the great man’s cupboard – is to be skirted around.   Cakes and Ale is a delightfully tart, meandering meditation on what it means to be an author, and its comments on the fickleness of literary celebrity are prescient and amusing. Maugham sees clearly that books are famous because of who tells you to like them, and that authors are 'good' because they are said to be., Time OutReviews:

      Cakes and Ale, or, The Skeleton in the Cupboard () is a novel by the British author W. Somerset m exposes the misguided social snobbery levelled at the character Rosie Driffield, whose frankness, honesty, and sexual freedom make her a target of conservative propriety. Her character is treated favourably by the book's narrator, Ashenden, who .   Cakes and Ale: Or, The Skeleton in the Cupboard by W. Somerset Maugham My rating: 3 of 5 stars Alroy Kear has been asked by the widow of Edward Driffield to write her late husband's biography, and he asks the narrator, fellow writer Willie Ashenden, for some information about obscure parts of Driffield's life that Ashenden knew something about.


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Cakes and Ale or The skeleton in the cupboard by W. Somerset Maugham; 36 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Fiction, Married people, Married people in fiction, Authors' spouses, Authors' spouses in fiction, Biographers, England in fiction, Authors in fiction, Authors, Biographers in fiction, Fiction - General; Places: England.

London: William Heinemann, Original blue cloth, with dust jacket. First Edition ofperhaps his best novel, a witty and delicious comedy of literary England in the early decades of the 20th century, told in the first person by a novelist, Ashenden. The pushing and self-advertising novelist Alroy Kear wants to get at the details of the early life of Edward Driffield, an eminent novelist.

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Somerset Maugham. Octavo, pp, full morocco (white spine, navy blue boards), gilt band. Top edge gilt, uncut, acetate protective cover. Original publishers slipcase, fine. This is a limited edition copy signed by W.

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Social climber Alroy Kear is flattered when he is selected by Edward Driffield's wife to pen the official biography Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript.For me, then, that element of the book failed to engage m did create a captivating and memorable character in Rosie, a strong, passionate woman in an otherwise staid turn-of-the-century setting.

Rosie is enough to make Cakes and Ale an enjoyable read, but at least for me, it offered little more than that.Cakes and ale, or, The skeleton in the cupboard (Book, ) [] Get this from a library! Cakes and ale, or, The skeleton in the cupboard. [W Somerset Maugham] -- The bitter, witty novel about the business of writing focuses on the lives of a famous writer and his two contrasting wives.