The Gentleman In The Parlour
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY PAUL THEROUX
Somerset Maugham's success as a writer enabled him to indulge his adventurous love of travel, and he recorded the sights and sounds of his wide-ranging journeys with an urbane, wry style all his own. The Gentleman in the Parlour is an account of the author's trip through what was then Burma and Siam, ending in Haiphong, Vietnam. Whether by river to Mandalay, on horse through the mountains and forests of the Shan States to Bangkok, or onwards by sea, Maugham's vivid descriptions bring a lost world to life.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - untraveller - LibraryThing
Not a fan of Somerset Maugham for the most part. This book was very uninteresting as far as a travel documentary, but the subplots/stories were what made the book as decent as it was. I especially liked the conclusion and finishing sentences.... Read full review