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The Resource The razor's edge, Somerset Maugham, (sound recording)

The razor's edge, Somerset Maugham, (sound recording)

Label
The razor's edge
Title
The razor's edge
Statement of responsibility
Somerset Maugham
Title variation
razors edge
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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." -- Container
Summary
In 1918, Larry Darrell returns home from World War I disillusioned with his materialistic society. The quest for inner peace leads Larry to reject his rich fiancee, Isabel, and go searching for truth in the Himalayas. But, Larry learns that the path to enlightenment is as painful and narrow as treading the sharp edge of a razor
Theme
Storyline
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Audio
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10242440
Cataloging source
NRAND
Dewey number
823.912
PerformerNote
Read by Michael Page
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The razor's edge, Somerset Maugham, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Control code
000045572857
Dimensions
4 3/4 cm.
Extent
10 sound discs (CD) (ca. 11 hr.)
Isbn
9781597371438
Other physical details
digital
System control number
(OCoLC)615364301
Label
The razor's edge, Somerset Maugham, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Control code
000045572857
Dimensions
4 3/4 cm.
Extent
10 sound discs (CD) (ca. 11 hr.)
Isbn
9781597371438
Other physical details
digital
System control number
(OCoLC)615364301

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