Collected Short Stories: Volume 1 by W. Somerset Maugham

448 pages first pub 1951 (editions)

fiction classics short stories reflective slow-paced
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These 30 short stories, comprising Somerset Maugham's first collection, are set in locations ranging from England, France and Spain to the silver sands of the South Pacific. They include Rain, The Three Fat Women of Antibes, The Voice of the Turtl...

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Moods

reflective 100%
dark 40%
emotional 40%
relaxing 40%
adventurous 20%
challenging 20%
inspiring 20%
lighthearted 20%
mysterious 20%
sad 20%
tense 20%

Pace

slow 80%
medium 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 20%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

Loveable characters?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Average rating

4.02

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