Mrs. Craddock (Paperback)

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Mrs. Craddock (Paperback)

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"The most difficult thing for a wise woman to do is to pretend to be a foolish one."

-Miss Ley, Mrs. Craddock (1902) by Somerset Maugham


Mrs. Craddock (1902) by Somerset Maugham is the story of Bertha Ley, who marries handsome, older Edward Craddock; however she soon realizes he's a bore, and thus begins the demise of their relationship. Her marital and life troubles mount, and Mrs. Craddock turns her attention to a much younger man. Deemed too risqu for the time, Maugham had difficulty finding a publisher until he agreed to remove the passages which readers would find offensive. A timeless novel of a woman's plight in a loveless marriage, this is a great edition to any reader's personal library.

Product Details ISBN: 9781646796212
ISBN-10: 1646796217
Publisher: Cosimo Classics
Publication Date:
Pages: 352
Language: English