Somerset Maugham is the acknowledged master of the short story, and his full range is represented in this collection.
In acclaimed stories such as "Rain", "The Letter", "The Vessel of Wrath" and "The Alien Corn", Maugham illustrates his wry perception of human weakness and his genius for evoking compelling drama and an acute sense of time and place.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 624 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 14/11/1994
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780749397579