10 facts about the Razor’s Edge and its author
- The author of the book, William Somerset Maugham wrote many plays before writing this novel.
- The author was born in Paris but grew up in England and served as a secret agent for the British during World War 1.
- The last version of the Razor’s Edge, also known as the first vintage international edition had been published in September 2003.
- This novel happened to be the most popular novel of the author William Somerset Maugham.
- The author’s other huge success, mostly in England, was called Of Human Bondage.
- Some references regarding Maugham’s life are explored in the novel The Razor’s Edge such as the city he was born (Paris) and the World War 1 (Larry, the protagonist is affected by the war).
- There is a movie adaptation of The Razor’s Edge.
- Even though Larry is said to be the main character in the back summary of the book, Elliott Templeton is very present yet taking a lot of space in the story.
- Maugham found that it was important to insert himself in the story as the narrator.
- In the novel, it was important for the author to invent nothing.