Collected Short Stories Volume 3: v. 3 (Vintage Classics) and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Collected Short Stories: ... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Trade in your item
Get a £0.34
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Collected Short Stories: Volume 3 Paperback – 7 Feb 2002


See all 10 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£10.99
£3.77 £3.41
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
£6.90
£10.99 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • When you trade in £15 or more you’ll receive an additional £5 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card for the next time you spend £10 or more.

Frequently Bought Together

Collected Short Stories: Volume 3 + Collected Short Stories: Volume 2 + Collected Short Stories: Volume 4
Price For All Three: £32.97

Buy the selected items together


Trade In this Item for up to £0.34
Trade in Collected Short Stories: Volume 3 for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £0.34, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Classics; New Ed edition (7 Feb. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099428857
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099428855
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 265,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

"A brilliant entertainer" (New York Times)

"A formidable talent, a formidable sum of talents" (Spectator)

"As clever a craftsman as the cleverest" (Observer)

Book Description

The third collection of Maugham's famous short stories.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
IT was not till the beginning of September that Ashenden, a writer by profession, who had been abroad at the outbreak of the war, managed to get back to England. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jackson on 15 Jan. 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
another writer who has a real insight into the human mind - and being a traveller himself when he wrote so many of these stories - probably many of the stories are probably faction rather than fiction - he must have met so many different individuals - very entertaining
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
There are certain authors that whose work I can read again and again. Somerset Maugham, especially where his wonderfully elegant and ironic short stories are concerned is one of them. So I would give the stories as such five stars. But I bought the ebook and the stories are spoilt by the lack of any proofreading -- or by extremely poor proofreading. This seems to be the fault of so many of the books I've bought for my Kindle and it's just not good enough.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rhubarb Pie on 15 Aug. 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Do not be too distracted by some of the colonial terms used in these stories; it makes it all the more authentic, much more so than if sanitised to fit perceived tastes of today, since these will shift in time too. I first read these stories twenty years ago and you can see how the author's habit of using material gathered on foreign trips made him unpopular with some when they saw their predicaments immortalised in print. However, this use of real life gives the stories an edge, albeit a couple of the endings are perhaps unnecessarily melodramatic, though far from inconceivable. The author made a life long study of human character and if he knew anything, he knew that there is nothing humans are not capable of. Again, use the colonial language to accentuate your understanding and feel for the period rather than use it to condemn what is now long past.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback