Basado en las experiencias de Somerset Maugham como agente secreto del espionaje británico en Europa durante la Primera Guerra Mundial, Ashenden o el agente secreto se compone de una serie de relatos encadenados que reflejan a la perfección la rudeza y brutalidad del espionaje, sus intrigas y traiciones y, sobre todo, el absurdo de su existencia.El tono y la estructura de ...esta novela, concebida como un mosaico, ha sido un modelo para los escritores que, como Raymond Chandler o Dashiell Hammet, desarrollaron el género con posterioridad.Ver Más
Acerca de William Somerset Maugham
William Somerset Maugham (1874- 1965), novelista y dramaturgo inglés, debe su enorme celebridad a novelas como 'Servidumbre humana', 'El filo de la navaja' y 'El velo pintado' (Bruguera, 2007).
Acerca de W. Somerset Maugham
William Somerset Maugham was born in 1874 and lived in Paris until he was ten. He was educated at King's School, Canterbury, and at Heidelberg University. He spent some time at St. Thomas' Hospital with the idea of practising medicine, but the success of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth, published in 1897, won him over to literature. Of Human Bondage, the first of his master...pieces, came out in 1915, and with the publication in 1919 of The Moon and Sixpence his reputation as a novelist was established. At the same time his fame as a successful playwright and writer was being consolidated with acclaimed productions of various plays and the publication of several short story collections. His other works include travel books, essays, criticism and the autobiographical The Summing Up and A Writer's Notebook. In 1927 Somerset Maugham settled in the South of France and lived there until his death in 1965Ver Más