Cakes and Ale

Cakes and Ale

Book - 1974
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Cakes and Ale roused a storm of controversy when it was first published in 1930. It is both a wickedly satirical novel about contemporary literary poseurs and a skillfully crafted study of freedom. It is also the book for which Maugham wanted most to be remembered. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: London : Heinemann, 1974
ISBN: 9780434456062
0434456063
9780375725029
Characteristics: 243 p

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MAXWHELAN
Jun 21, 2017

This one makes my BEST EVER TOP TEN LIST! The jokes are largely over my head British Humor - the writing clever and long, the plot long and Maughamly - what else would anyone want? A seaside, a romance, a writer coming and a writer going - London at the turn of the century... it's all there for the taking... Who knew such a bright side of the world could be painted by Maugham?

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maven
Dec 11, 2009

All right, though it went on and on a bit in parts. I liked the overall story and characters, but it felt like there was too much build-up for nothing in some cases.

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AnamCara
Oct 27, 2007

This is not a great Maugham book but a good read.

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