Christmas Holiday – Maugham, W. Somerset

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Title: Christmas Holiday
Author: Maugham, W. Somerset
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: P. F. Collier, New York
Publication Date: 1939
Edition: Not Stated
Book Condition: VG

Comments: No d-j. Uniform blue boards with bright gilt titles to spine. Light scratch on top edge. Stain on bottom edge. Front pastedown and FFEP foxed. Writing on FFEP.

Synopsis: For Christmas, Charley Mason’s father granted him a trip to Paris, all expenses paid. It should have been a lark, but on his first night Charley meets a woman whose story will forever change his life.

For Lydia has seen tragedy. The Russian Revolution displaced her family, left her homeless, fatherless. And for reasons that elude Charley, Lydia pines for a man half a world away–a dope dealer and murderer whose sins Lydia seeks to absolve through her own self- destruction. Haunting, erotic, deeply effecting, Christmas Holiday explores two souls capsized by compassion–and the confusion that engulfed a generation in the days between the Great Wars.

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Title: Christmas Holiday
Author: Maugham, W. Somerset
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: P. F. Collier, New York
Publication Date: 1939
Edition: Not Stated
Book Condition: VG

Comments: No d-j. Uniform blue boards with bright gilt titles to spine. Light scratch on top edge. Stain on bottom edge. Front pastedown and FFEP foxed. Writing on FFEP.

Synopsis: For Christmas, Charley Mason’s father granted him a trip to Paris, all expenses paid. It should have been a lark, but on his first night Charley meets a woman whose story will forever change his life.

For Lydia has seen tragedy. The Russian Revolution displaced her family, left her homeless, fatherless. And for reasons that elude Charley, Lydia pines for a man half a world away–a dope dealer and murderer whose sins Lydia seeks to absolve through her own self- destruction. Haunting, erotic, deeply effecting, Christmas Holiday explores two souls capsized by compassion–and the confusion that engulfed a generation in the days between the Great Wars.

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