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The Narrow Corner
  • ISBN: 9780099286882
  • Pages: 224
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Binding: Paperback

The Narrow Corner

W. Somerset Maugham

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On his way home from a remote Pacific island, Dr Saunders travels with two strangers: the treacherous Captain Nichols and Fred, a handsome Australian with a shadowy past.

Driven to shelter from a storm on the island of Kanda, the trio meet good-natured Erik Christessen and his fiancée, the cool and beautiful Louise. This tense tale of love, jealousy, murder and suicide evolved from a passage in Maugham’s earlier novel, The Moon and Sixpence.

Reviewed by David Gilmour in Slightly Foxed Issue 65.

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