Collected Essays contains nearly eighty essays, reviews and occasional pieces composed between novels, plays and travel books over four prolific decades.
From Henry James and Somerset Maugham to Ho Chi Minh and Kim Philby, the range of subjects is eclectic and stimulating; his subjects brought vividly to life.
The resulting collection is as revealing as autobiography and characteristically rich in humour, insight and doubt.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/11/1999
- Category: Literary essays
- ISBN: 9780099282679