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Mrs Craddock

Authors: Maugham, W. Somerset
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000
ISBN: 9781101664193, Related ISBNs: 0140185941, 0143105124, 1101664193, 9780140185942, 9780143105121
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 304,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: “There is something bracing about the sincerity of [Maugham's] style . . . a style that serves his general purpose of stripping life to the bone with a thin, sharp knife that lays open to view the normal flesh and the healthy flow of blood as well as the cancerous sore beneath.” —Leslie A. Marchand, The New York Times

Edward Craddock is a thoroughly good man. He may lack his wife Bertha’s education, but he is unfailingly good-humored, handsome, placid, and popular. It is hardly surprising that Bertha adores him. But expending all one’s passion, all one’s spirit, on a man who is so undemonstrative, so unimaginative, can be very trying, as Bertha soon discovers.
 
In this penetrating study of an unequal marriage, W. Somerset Maugham explores the nature of love and happiness and finds that the two rarely coincide.

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