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On a Chinese screen.

On a Chinese screen.

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Published by Heinemann in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

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SeriesThe works : Collected edition
ContributionsMaugham, W. Somerset 1874-1965.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6025.A86 O5 1961
The Physical Object
Pagination214 p.
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19684966M

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In "On a Chinese Screen" Maugham has written 58 beautiful yet astute caricatures of people he met and places he visited during his journey up the Yangtze River in / Each small tale is a perceptive observation about a time of day, a person's character, a place or an event.

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Maugham's writing is eloquent and beautiful. He doesn't waste words/5(13). ON A CHINESE SCREEN is a sequence of remarkable vignettes of Europeans residents in China just after the First World War -Westerners culturally out of their depth in the immensity of the Chinese /5.

On a Chinese Screen, also known as On a Chinese Screen: Sketches of Life in China, is a travel book by W. Somerset Maugham, first published in   On a Chinese Screen Language: English: LoC Class: PR: Language and Literatures: English literature: Subject: China -- Description and travel Subject: Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography Subject: Maugham, W.

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