Cakes and Ale

Cakes and Ale

by W. Somerset Maugham

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Overview

Cakes and Ale is a delicious satire of London literary society between the Wars. Social climber Alroy Kear is flattered when he is selected by Edward Driffield's wife to pen the official biography of her lionized novelist husband, and determined to write a bestseller. But then Kear discovers the great novelist's voluptuous muse (and unlikely first wife), Rosie. The lively, loving heroine once gave Driffield enough material to last a lifetime, but now her memory casts an embarrissing shadow over his career and respectable image.  Wise, witty, deeply satisfying, Cakes and Ale is Maugham at his best.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375725029
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/05/2000
Series: Vintage International
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 329,752
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

W. Somerset Maugham lived in France and England. He died in 1965.

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