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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (14,717 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: W. Somerset Maugham Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Great War changed everything and the years following it were tumultuous - most of all for those who lived the war first-hand. Maugham himself is a character in this novel of self-discovery and search for meaning, but the protagonist is a character named Larry. Battered physically and spiritually by the war, Larry's physical wounds heal, but his spirit is changed almost beyond recognition. He leaves his betrothed, the beautiful and devoted Isabel. He studies philosophy and religion in Paris. He lives as a monk. He witnesses the exotic hardships of Spanish life. All of life that he can find - from an Indian Ashrama to labor in a coal mine - becomes Larry's spiritual experiment as he spurns the comfort and privilege of the Roaring '20s. Maugham's theme is the contrast of spiritual content between Larry and the growing materialism and sophistication of those he left behind - and the surprising irony of where both of those paths lead. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Samara | 2/7/2014

    " Loved it - especially the juxtaposition of characters Larry and Elliot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ilan | 2/2/2014

    " I really like this book after all. I thought I hated it when I started reading, but the story becomes so engaging. I am glad I kept on keeping on. Ha! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Zuzana | 1/21/2014

    " Very peculiar. The author is both the narrator and the minor character of the story. Heavy on religion and philosophy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michele bookloverforever | 1/20/2014

    " GOOD STORYLINE. GOOD CHARACTERS. "

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