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Rain

Rain by W. Somerset Maugham
By: (1847-1965)

Rain charts the moral disintegration of a missionary attempting to convert a Pacific island prostitute named Sadie Thompson. (Introduction by an excerpt from Wikipedia)

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THE TREMBLING OF A LEAF

Little Stories of the South Sea Islands

BY W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM

AUTHOR OF "THE MOON AND SIXPENCE," "OF HUMAN BONDAGE," ETC.

NEW YORK GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1921,

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

TO BERTRAM ALANSON

L'extrême félicité à peine séparée par une feuille tremblante de l'extrême désespoir, n'est ce pas la vie?

SAINTE BEUVE.

CONTENTS

I THE PACIFIC

II MACKINTOSH

III THE FALL OF EDWARD BARNARD

IV RED

V THE POOL

VI HONOLULU

VII RAIN

VIII ENVOI

THE TREMBLING OF A LEAF

I

The Pacific

The Pacific is inconstant and uncertain like the soul of man. Sometimes it is grey like the English Channel off Beachy Head, with a heavy swell, and sometimes it is rough, capped with white crests, and boisterous. It is not so often that it is calm and blue. Then, indeed, the blue is arrogant. The sun shines fiercely from an unclouded sky. The trade wind gets into your blood and you are filled with an impatience for the unknown... Continue reading book >>


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