Mrs Craddock

  • Title: Mrs Craddock
  • Author: W. Somerset Maugham
  • ISBN: 9780140185942
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mrs Craddock Best Download || [W. Somerset Maugham] - Mrs Craddock, Mrs Craddock A young woman carried away by passion sees a chance to escape a dull life and to experience true love But she discovers that little in her marriage to the dutiful and sensible Edward meets her expec
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    Mrs Craddock

    About W. Somerset Maugham


    1. William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874 He spoke French even before he spoke a word of English, a fact to which some critics attribute the purity of his style His parents died early and, after an unhappy boyhood, which he recorded poignantly in Of Human Bondage, Maugham became a qualified physician But writing was his true vocation For ten years before his first success, he almost literally starved while pouring out novels and plays During World War I, Maugham worked for the British Secret Service He travelled all over the world, and made many visits to America After World War II, Maugham made his home in south of France and continued to move between England and Nice till his death in 1965.


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    1. Excerpt from Wiki Maugham had some difficulty finding a publisher for this book Completed in 1900, the novel was eventually published in 1902 by William Heinemann, but only on the condition that the author took out passages which, according to Heinemann, might have offended the readers A successful and popular book, Mrs Craddock was reissued in 1903 and again in 1908 In 1938 the first non Bowdlerized version, stylistically improved by Maugham, came out Non Bowdlerized means a non censored versio [...]

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    2. If love dies Don t ask,What if It always dies.Get your second wind and go on.

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    3. Between any two lovers there is always one who loves, and one who lets themself be loved It is the one who loves, that always gets hurt This quote from Mrs Craddock I ve rendered it as best I can from the original French sums the book up well The theme of unrequited love, or less requited love at least, is also central to Maugham s superb Of Human Bondage in fact, I believe a character in that book says it as well, only in English.While Mrs Craddock is definitely not up to the snuff of Of Human [...]

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    4. W Somerset Maugham is one of my all time favorite writers but I was very disappointed in Mrs Craddock I m still sorting why I didn t like it but one thing that grated was the exaggerated emotions of the main character Even taking into account her extreme age, eighteen when the story opens, her lost in puppy love gushing about a local farmer named Edward Craddock did not ring true or I suppose teenagers do have such feelings but they continue into her twenties and we have to hear about them unrel [...]

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    6. La signora Craddock la storia che sempre si ripeter , non per tutti fortunatamente, ma per molti s di un rapporto tra un uomo e una donna, sul quale si erano riversate molte speranze, ma che si riveler essere molto diverso da quel che i due protagonisti dello stesso avevano creduto Scritto molto bene, sebbene non sempre del tutto riuscito, amaro, ironico e spesso pungente, il romanzo ci rammenta quel che fondamentalmente siamo, ossia degli egoisti e, potendolo eventualmente fare, dei despoti Non [...]

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    7. 19 DEC 2014 spied on Laura s update feed Sounds super.Free download here gutenberg ebooks 47470Thank you, Laura You ALWAYS read the best books 10 DEC 2017 a realistic novel of marriage Bertha brought her unrealistic expectations of marriage and person into her relationship and marriage to Mr Craddock She gave in to her carnal feelings and married the best looking specimen of man she found something that does not always work out Also, Craddock was a man of simple needs and pleasures he did not re [...]

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    8. The story of a marriage, seen mainly through the eyes of the young wife She brings alot of unrealistic expectations into the relationship, then feels frustrated when her husband doesn t meet them Although Bertha can seem whiney and needy at times, the author still can make us feel sympathetic towards her The husband isn t portrayed as an awful ogre, but simply a man whose emotions are subdued than his wife An interesting and realistic look at marriage during that time.

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    9. Free download available at Project Gutenberg.In this book, Maugham describes the English society by the end of the 19th century.Through the marriage of Bertha Ley and Edward Craddock, the author seems to approach to the masterpiece written by Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary.A splendid book We never expect the way the plot develops itself wit always with an unexpected end That is why I do love his books.5 The Razor s Edge5 Of Human Bondage4 The Painted Veil4 The Narrow Corner4 The Moon And Sixpen [...]

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    10. E il primo romanzo di Somerset Maugham che leggo, tra l altro un opera quasi prima e, anche per questo, lettura davvero sorprendente, coinvolgente sopratutto per quel che concerne l evoluzione della protagonista man mano che si dipana la sua storia con Edward Un romanzo di rottura con la tradizione vittoriana che espone, in modo decisamente moderno e senza reticenze, un conflitto di personalit ma sopratutto di sentimenti all interno di un matrimonio piuttosto anomalo dove Bertha, una giovane don [...]

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    11. Mrs Craddock, W Somerset Maugham 1374 368 20

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    12. When Somerset Maugham first presented the manuscript of Mrs Craddock to his publishers it was deemed too shocking to publish When the book finally did see light of day, in 1902, it was on the condition that the shocking sections were removed Knowing this, it is impossible not to embark on a reading of the novel in its current unedited form without speculating on what had been judged too terrible to appear in print, while at the same time marvelling that any publisher would want to leave out a si [...]

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    13. Antes de La se ora Craddock , de William Somerset Maugham s lo hab a le do un cuento perdido en una antolog a de autores ingleses y unas cien p ginas de la Servidumbre humana Aunque mi primer contacto con l, a n antes de todo esto, fue con la magn fica pel cula Of human bondage con Leslie Howard y Bette Davis Y ya desde este primer encuentro intu a que iba a ser un escritor que me iba a gustar y, claro, cuando me enter que era t mido y tartamudo a n me cay m s bien Y ahora que, por fin, he le do [...]

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    14. Maugham wrote a great deal about unequal love affairs, and this is a particularly infuriating one Mrs Craddock tells the story of an intelligent, educated, tasteful young woman who falls in love with a very provincial, limited young farmer She stubbornly resists her guardians well meaning attempts to break the attachment, and marries him as quickly as she can Edward Craddock is a good man by his peers standards, but his narrow, self satisfied mind precludes any understanding between the lovebird [...]

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    15. William Somerset Maugham was once one of the most popular authors in the world, but he s now in the somewhat awkward position of being neither very widely read by the general public nor a favourite of the academic world But then he always was one to drift between the worlds of high and low culture his books often seem to revel in depravity, being so frequently concerned with our most unpleasant, masochistic yearnings and I don t only mean sexual I wonder if there s still in our culture the linge [...]

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    17. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.Maybe it was the writing, maybe it was the prime insight into life during this period of timebut most likely it was because of its relevance There is love, passion, sadness, frustration, and indifference Mrs Craddock is about human nature, and how in every relationship there is one who is loved and one who loves a feeling that all of us have felt in a relationship at one point or another Maugham masterfully guides us along the relationship of Mr and Mrs Craddock, g [...]

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    18. Somerset Maugham was an excellent observer of human psyche The portrayal of a woman in passionate love, and her disenchantment when the passion wears out is something we have probably all seen felt at some point Although not in the class of, say, of human bondage this is a good read in it s own merit.

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    19. Mrs Craddock is the story of a marriage, but is not a typical romance the engagement and marriage take place within the first few chapters The novel is about what happens after Bertha and Edward are living together and learning about one another Neither character is idealized or even particularly likeable, but both are rich and well drawn, seeming believable in their different ways As the third person narrator follows Bertha throughout the entire novel, her varying feelings for Edward color the [...]

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    20. A bit than halfway through this novel, the main character, Bertha Craddock, has this exchange with her husband, Edward Oh, it drives me mad to think of the devotion I waste on you, she cried I m a fool You are all the world to me, and I, to you, am a sort of accident you might have married anyone but me If I hadn t come across your path you would infallibly have married someone else Well, so you would you, he answered, laughing.By the time I got to this passage, I was extremely tired of Bertha [...]

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    21. Bertha Ley, young, headstrong and financially independent is determined to marry Edward Craddock a man with whom she falls passionately in love with Of course her guardian Dr is very much opposed to the marriage after all Edward, as nice as he maybe is not of the same social standing as Bertha.Aunt Polly on the other hand doesn t oppose the marriage Although she herself never married, as a cynic she believes marriage is a fast route to a life of boredom After marriage, a woman will lose her iden [...]

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    22. This is an excellent book I thought it one of Maugham s best, maybe not quite Of Human Bondage or The Razor s Edge, but still an outstanding piece of writing I recently read George Sand s Indiana and criticized it in my review for being a love story about mediocrities Mrs Craddock is also a love story about mediocrities, but here the characters are completely real and the emotions and psychology feel true to life so that they jump off the page Maugham s similarly themed book is a hundred times b [...]

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    23. When I finishedMrs Craddocka strange sense of dizziness invaded me the last few words and pages of the book melted into themselves, and suddendly I couldn t remember them I could only remember that what I held in my hands is a really, really good book.Is it a masterpiece Maybe not the greatest fault that I saw in Mrs Craddock is that it is painfully obvious Nothing in this book suprised me Also, I was sad to see many similarities with Of Human Bondage which is Somerset Maugham s greatest book Bu [...]

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    24. I had never read Maugham I had heard of him Razor Edge and recently The Painted Veil because of Edward Norton s film adapted from it I came upon a rec for Mrs Craddock in Jessica Crispin s Blog of a Bookslut in January This blog usually gives out there, sometimes underground recs So I put in a request to have the book transferred from one of my library branch It s a very ironic, somewhat darkish look at a dying class of people We are at the end of the Victorian period and on the edge of WW1 A v [...]

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    25. Finished Mrs Craddock in record time, ended serenly with the central character s pronounced emotional turbulence being tamed Not only by herself, not simply at first glance, and maddeningly so by her husband, but a myriad of factors, notably Miss Ley, Gerald, her neighbors, but also travel, books, nature and most importantly, time 30 seems to mean something different here than what I am looking at though I do study the mirror on occasion for visual signs of aging, bald patches, frown lines, and [...]

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    26. When I read on the back cover that the focus of Mrs Craddock was an unequal marriage, I incorrectly assumed it was referring to Bertha Ley s economic class as compared to her husband, gentleman farmer Edward Craddock s Indeed, Bertha s aunt Mary and guardian are against the match that Bertha is so set on Mrs Craddock is the story of Bertha s passionate love, and Edward s content and often undemonstrative devotion.Bertha is a new woman, an intelligent, empowered woman of independent means and ind [...]

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    27. This is not Maugham s best book but as I love everything he writes, I thought it deserved 5 stars all the same.In this novel, Bertha, a young, idealistic, aristocratic girl, falls in love with a rather unimaginative but friendly and hard working farmer, Edward Craddock This is the story of marriage.Her first mistake She proposed to him De La Rochefoucauld said Entre deux amants il y a toujours un qui aime et un qui se laisse aimer et Miss Leys added et celui qui aime a toujours tort.The characte [...]

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    28. Mrs Craddock il racconto di una storia d a, o, nelle parole dell ironica linea d apertura, this could be called the Triumph of Love La giovane Bertha torna in Inghilterra nel Kent dopo la morte del padre, con cui ha viaggiato per molti anni in tutta Europa, per vivere con la zia Polly nella propriet di famiglia, Leys Court Qui ritrova l amico d infanzia Edward Craddock, e se ne innamora Nonostante la differenza di classe Bertha appartiene alla landed gentry, la piccola nobilt di campagna, ed Edw [...]

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    29. I did not enjoy this book nearly as much as I expected to, having read many of the author s novels in the past In my view it is not one of Maugham s best books and it hasn t dated well There are passages of heavy, florid prose particularly when describing the Kent countryside The characters of Bertha and Edward are well drawn at first, you do get a real feeling of Edward s stolidity and Bertha s immaturity and headstrong personality What the novel fails to do is to dig deeper into the characters [...]

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