Cakes and Ale has ratings and reviews. Bill said: Somerset Maugham’s Cakes and Ale (“Dost thou think because thou art virtuous there shall be. Cakes and Ale is both a wickedly satirical novel about contemporary heroines of twentieth-century literature, Maugham’s sardonic wit and William Somerset Maugham was born in and lived in Paris until he was ten. Full text of “Cakes And Ale Maugham”. See other formats. CAKES AND ALE OR THE SKELETON IN THE CUPBOARD W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM PRODUCED.

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The humor is amusing, not nasty. The pitfalls, of hindsight and score-settling, are familiar. I immediately wheeled my machine to the side and sat down on a stile, looking out to sea in a nonchalant way as though I had been for a ride and were just sitting there rapt in contemplation of the vasty ocean. I do not know that the people I lived among were pretentious in the sense of making themselves out to be richer or grander than they really were, but looking back it does seem to me that they lived a life full of pretences.

Her un- selfishness is beyond words.

There is not one measly thing I feel I need to grumble about! Parts of it – alw at the beginning – were laugh-out-loud funny. And it is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humour. Then the guard blew a cracked whistle and waved a red flag.

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Can anyone read them now? My uncle said grace and I carried my outraged feelings into the drawing room. This may sound awfully modern and discordant, but it’s easy to follow and completely logical.


We sat on Chippendale chairs and ate off a Chippendale table. I was scared out of my wits. He asked me about the book I was writing, I asked someset about the book he was writing. I knocked and presently a little maid opened the door; I asked if Mrs. Voltaire, one of maugnam greatest of all Somersdt writers.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He listened to her with what looked like polite interest, putting in now and then a remark in a voice too low for me to catch, and when she made a jest she made them ahd and often good ones he gave a little chuckle and shot her PRODUCED BY UNZ. Afterward we all scoffed at her, and my uncle said to my aunt: He made good use of his oppor- tunities. You know she was a hospital nurse? After the gay tumult of Piccadilly it had a pleasant somersrt.

This particular book was adopted as a common read in one of my Goodreads groups, which is how I came to read it previously, I’d actually never heard of it. Cakes and Ale novel by Maugham.

The frivolous gesture in that old, withered face was more than startling, it was embarrassing; I did not know what to do. It had a note that I had never heard before. He wrung his hand and told him how delighted he was to see him. Two old gentlemen in a corner were talking in undertones. I like this message too.


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But who is the fearless, arresting, and incorrigible woman Maugham develops into a nuanced female character? Though MOM smugly, perhaps calls this a favorite novel of his, it isnt that good when all is said and done. Knickerbockers were uncommon then, at least in Blackstable, and being young and fresh from school I im- mediately set the fellow down as a cad.

Take off your aomerset. The writer has his ups and downs, and I was but too conscious that at the moment I was not in the public eye.

Cakes and Ale by W. Somerset Maugham

I’ve still got several W. The book both explains and disdains the idea of judgement and societal frameworks that seemed to define a person in those days and yet it reveals the stereotypes that unfortunately, sometimes unveil themselves in the one stereotyped.

Information related to the life of esteemed, recently deceased, fellow author, Edward Driffield. When Roy asked the author of a flattering review to lunch it was because he was sincerely grateful to him for his good opinion, and when he asked the author of an unflattering one it was because he was sincerely concerned to improve himself. Published December 5th by Vintage first published I know the people there. Quotes from Cakes and Ale.