Facts About The Novel

Alexane Drolet

10 facts about the Razor’s Edge and its author 

  1. The author of the book, William Somerset Maugham wrote many plays before writing this novel.
  2. The author was born in Paris but grew up in England and served as a secret agent for the British during World War 1.
  3. The last version of the Razor’s Edge, also known as the first vintage international edition had been published in September 2003.
  4. This novel happened to be the most popular novel of the author William Somerset Maugham.
  5. The author’s other huge success, mostly in England, was called Of Human Bondage.
  6. 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).
  7. There is a movie adaptation of The Razor’s Edge.
  8. 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.
  9. Maugham found that it was important to insert himself in the story as the narrator.
  10. In the novel, it was  important for the author to invent nothing.

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