Orientations

Orientations Purchase of this book includes free trial access to million books where you can read than a million books for free This is an OCR edition with typos Excerpt from book DE AMICITIA They were walking hom

  • Title: Orientations
  • Author: W. Somerset Maugham
  • ISBN: 2940026954155
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Nook
  • Purchase of this book includes free trial access to million books where you can read than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book DE AMICITIA They were walking home from the theatre Well, Mr White, said Valentia, I think it was just fine It was magnificent replied Mr White And they were separated for a moment bPurchase of this book includes free trial access to million books where you can read than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book DE AMICITIA They were walking home from the theatre Well, Mr White, said Valentia, I think it was just fine It was magnificent replied Mr White And they were separated for a moment by the crowd, streaming up from the Francais towards the Opera and the Boulevards I think, if you don t mind she said, 4 I ll take your arm, so that we shouldn t get lost He gave her his arm, and they walked through the Louvre and over the river on their way to the Latin Quarter Valentia was an art student and Ferdinand White was a poet Ferdinand considered Valentia the only woman who had ever been able to paint, and Valentia told Ferdinand that he was the only man she had met who knew anything about Art without being himself an artist On her arrival in Paris, a year before, she had immediately inscribed herself, at the offices of the New York Herald, Valentia Stewart, Cincinnati, Ohio, U S A She settled down in a respectable pension, and within a week was painting vigorously Ferdinand White arrived from Oxford at about the same time, hired a dirty room in a shabby hotel, ate his meals at cheap restaurants in the Boulevard St Michel, read Stephen Mallarmd, and flattered himself that he was leading la vie de Bohtme After two months, the Fates brought the pair together, and Ferdinand began to take his meals at Valentia s pension They went to the museums together and in the Sculpture Gallery at the Louvre, Ferdinand would discourse on ancient Greece in general and on Plato in particular, while among the pictures Valentia would lecture on tones and values and chiaroscuro Ferdinand renounced Ruskin and all his works Valentia read the Symposium Frequently in the evening they went to the theatre sometimes to the Francais, but often to the Ode on

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    1. Deea

      This collection contains six stories by Somerset de Maugham: The Punctiliousness of Don Sebastian, A Bad Example, De Amicitia, Faith, The Choice of Amyntas, Daisy. These are some of his first attempts of writing prose and I was amazed to find his wit and priceless sarcasm even here. I really enjoyed the volume:).

    2. Mike

      Half a dozen moral tales slightly reminiscent of de Maupassant. These though feel a touch laboured. For example 'A Bad Example' is far too long for the moral, nowadays it would be quarter the length without losing anything.

    3. Ison

      It was not as good as the other books written by author, but it being short stories was not painstaking to get through

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