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

Rain by W. Somerset Maugham is a gripping and thought-provoking novel that explores themes of colonialism, morality, and religious hypocrisy. The story follows the journey of a group of diverse characters who find themselves stranded on a Pacific island during a torrential rainstorm.

Maugham skillfully weaves together the personal struggles of the characters with the larger societal issues they grapple with. The novel raises important questions about the clash of cultures, the nature of human desire, and the complexities of faith.

The characters are richly drawn and multifaceted, each facing their own inner demons and moral dilemmas. Through their interactions and conflicts, Maugham paints a vivid portrait of human nature and the ways in which people can be both deeply flawed and profoundly sympathetic.

Overall, Rain is a captivating and haunting novel that lingers in the mind long after the final page is turned. Maugham's writing is beautifully crafted and emotionally resonant, making this a must-read for fans of literary fiction.

Book Description:
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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