Catalina




      Catalina
Crippled sixteen year old Catalina is the one person unable to join in the festivities of the Feast of the Assumption But then she has a vision of the Virgin, and is miraculously cured In the dark days of the Spanish Inquisition, such a claim to blessedness has serious consequences, especially when Catalina seems inclined to obey her heart than the demands of the Church.The last of Maugham s novels, Catalina is a romantic celebration of Spain and a delightfully mischievous satire on absolutism. Best Download Catalina [ Author ] W. Somerset Maugham [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – bluevapours.co.uk

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 Maugham wrote at a time when experimental modernist literature such as that of William Faulkner, Thomas Mann, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf was gaining increasing popularity and winning critical acclaim In this context, his plain prose style was criticized as such a tissue of clich s that one s wonder is finally aroused at the writer s ability to assemble so many and at his unfailing inability to put anything in an individual way.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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  • Hardcover
  • Catalina
  • W. Somerset Maugham
  • English
  • 12 March 2019
  • 0405078080

10 thoughts on “ Catalina

  1. Fergus says:

    A book written by an old man like me but so unlike me, Maughams late novel is anything but musty, dusty and fustian It sparkles.For this beautiful book is Maughams own delightful elegy to a bygone age the age of abiding Faith in Supernatural Powers and to its innocence, as well as to his own now bitterly reversed early years of ingenuous trust that once had flowered in his childhood.Let this Master transport you back to a wonderfully magical time, with a ravishingly beautiful tale of a A book written by an old man like me but so unlike me, Maugham s late novel is anything but musty, dusty and fustian It sparkles.For this beautiful book is Maugham s own delightful elegy to a bygone age the age of abiding Faith in Supernatural Powers and to its innocence, as well as to his own now bitterly reversed early years of ingenuous trust that once had ...

  2. Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Catalina A Romance, W Somerset MaughamCatalina is a novel written by W Somerset Maugham and first published in 1948 It was Maughams last published novel Catalina is a crippled girl, supposedly cured by divine intervention after witnessing a vision of the Virgin Mary As a result of this, she is pressured into becoming a nun in a Carmelite convent The Bishop of Segovia, himself undergoing a crisis of faith, becomes involved in the deba...

  3. Chrissie says:

    This is a story of historical fiction set in Spain in the latter 1500s, during the Spanish Inquisition Persecution of the Jews and the Moors is what comes to mind, but during this era the arts, theatre and sciences also flourished Maugham draws the entire scene Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was published in 1605 We meet both Don Quixote and his squire in Maughams book Chivalry, fables, bullfights and strolling players fill the story Miracles, heresy, assertions of witchcraft This is a story of historical fiction set in Spain in the latter 1500s, during the Spanish Inquisition Persecution of the Jews and the Moors is what comes to mind, but during this era the arts, theatre and sciences also flourished Maugham draws the ent...

  4. Greg says:

    If you d like to listen to a song called Catalina or see what the tattoo on my back looks like click here tried to do a little bit of research to find outabout this novel but all I ve come across are references to the book using a very crude google search This is Maugham s last novel and it s an historical one set in 16th century Spain It s about an beautiful crippled girl who through a visit by the Virgin Mary is miraculously cured If I were If you d like to listen to a song called Catalina or see what the tattoo on my back looks like click here tried to do a little bit of research to find outabou...

  5. Dhanaraj Rajan says:

    It is a typical Catholic novel with Catholic themes Of course that does not take away some sarcastic remarks relating to the times in which the plot is set in 16th Century Catholic Spain Readers can very well remember that it was the time of the Great Inquisition.The novel can be divided into two parts The first part is a kind of a Catholic moral tale It answers this question Who serves God better the Bishop with his prayers and mortification or the great soldier noble who fought It is a typical Catholic novel with Catholic themes Of course that does not ...

  6. Katie Smith says:

    To be honest, the only reason that I read the book was because I collect antique books and found this one at a yard sale After skimming the first chapter I decided to purchase the book for the high price of 1 I then learned that I actually in possession of a first edition first printing and took it home to add to my collection I started to read the book and found the beginning to be very straight to the point and kicked of the story without droning on and on However, about twenty or so To be honest, the only reason that I read the book was because I collect antique books and found this one at a yard sale After skimming the first chapter I decided to purchase the book for the high price of 1 I then learned that I actually in possession of a first edition first printing and took it home to add to my collection I started to read the book and found the beginning to be very...

  7. e. says:

    More like 3.5.I so badly wanted this to end with the Spanish Inquisition just killing everyone, because then I could make endless jokes about how nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition not even the Virgin Mary Alas, like most of Maugham s books, there is little untimely death involved.Overall, it s not his best, but it s not his worst It s interesting and fun to read, even with the whole Spanish Inquisition thing happening It s highly predictable for the most part, but the characters are More like 3.5.I so badly wanted this to end with the Spanish Inquisition just killing everyone, because then I could make endless jokes about how nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition not even the Virgin Mary Alas, like mo...

  8. Maite says:

    A surprisingly funny book, Maugham always manages to bring something different in every book, we can never trust that he will follow a certain path, which is what mostly happens with other authors While it does us...

  9. Felisa Rosa says:

    This book is absolutely terrible It hasn t even a shadow of the wit one finds in his great works Maugham must have been broke.

  10. Smitha Murthy says:

    A strange, strange book by Maugham This was the last book he wrote before his death, and although it does have his sparkling wit, it lacks the dramatic immediacy and urgency of his earlier works It was a readable book could speed through it, but left me a little deflated.

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