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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