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The razor's edge
Title:
The razor's edge

Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Title:
The razor's edge
Publisher Info:
New York : Penguin, 1992.
Physical Description:
314 pages ; 20 cm.
Series:
Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Abstract:
Intimate acquaintances but less than friends, they meet and part in postwar London and Paris: Elliot, the archsnob but also the kindest of men; Isabel, considered to be entertaining, gracious, and tactful; Gray, the quintessence of the Regular Guy; Suzanne, shrewd, roving, and friendly; Sophie, lost, wanton, with a vicious attractiveness about her; and finally Larry, so hard and so trustful, lost in the world's confusion. Their story, one of Somerset Maugham's best, encompasses the pain, passion, and poignancy of life itself.