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Up At The Villa By W. Somerset Maugham

Up At The Villa
by W. Somerset Maugham

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Up At The Villa Summary


Up At The Villa by W. Somerset Maugham

Now a major motion picture from USA Films starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Sean Penn, and director Philip Haas (director of Angels and Insects). In Up at the Villa, W. Somerset Maugham portrays a wealthy young English woman who finds herself confronted rather brutally by the repercussions of whimsy. On the day her older and prosperous friend asks her to marry him, Mary Leonard demurs and decides to postpone her reply a few days.But driving into the hills above Florence alone that evening, Mary offers a ride to a handsome stranger.And suddenly, her life is utterly, irrevocably altered. For this stranger is a refugee of war, and he harbors more than one form of passion.Before morning, Mary will witness bloodshed, she will be forced to seek advice and assistance from an unsavory man, and she will have to face the truth about her own yearnings.Erotic, haunting, and maddeningly suspenseful, Up at the Villa is a masterful tale of temptation and the capricious nature of fate."

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Up At The Villa Reviews


A classic novel from a twentieth-century master whose "excessively rare gift of story-telling...is almost the equal of imagination itself."--"The Sunday Times" (London)"

About W. Somerset Maugham


W. Somerset Maugham lived in France and England.He died in 1965."

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GOR000942813
Up At The Villa by W. Somerset Maugham
W. Somerset Maugham
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2000-04-06
128
0099284839
9780099284833
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