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A compelling novel of self-discovery and the search for meaning from the author of The Painted Veil
The Great War changed everything and everyone, and Larry Darrell is no exception. Though his physical wounds from the war heal, his spirit is changed almost beyond recognition. He leaves his betrothed, the beautiful and devoted Isabel; studies philosophy and religion in Paris; lives as a monk, and witnesses the exotic hardships of Spanish life. All of life that he can find—from an Indian Ashrama to labor in a coal mine—becomes Larry's spiritual experiment as he spurns the comfort and privilege of the Roaring 20s.
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“[Maugham is] a great artist . . . a genius.” –Theodore Dreiser
“[Maugham’s] excessively rare gift of story-telling . . . is almost the equal of imagination itself.” –The Sunday Times (London)
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1978. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0140018603
Book Description Penguin Books, 1978. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110140018603