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The Skeptical Romancer, Selected Travel Writing
by W. Somerset Maugham
- TRAVEL NARRATIVE
- 256 PAGES
Pico Iyer introduces this choice edition of Somerset Maugham's razor-sharp travel writing, set in Spain, China, Burma and Southeast Asia, including a long excerpt from Gentleman in the Parlour, a vivid account of travels from Rangoon to Haiphong. by canoe, riverboat, rickshaw and pony. Other works included are The Land of the Blessed Virgin (Spain), On a Chinese Screen and The Partial View, brief sketches diverse places from Benares and the Taj Mahal to Capri, Japan, Italy and Texas.