The razors edge

She cannot accept his vision of life and breaks their engagement to go back to Chicago. Larry and Kosti leave the coal mine and travel together for a time before parting ways.

Larry first sets out to save her and then decides to marry her, a plan that displeases Isabel, who is still in love with him. After two years of this "loafing," Isabel visits and Larry asks her to join his life of wandering and searching, living in Paris and travelling with little money.

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He is drawn back into the tale when police interrogate him after Sophie has been found murdered with an inscribed book from him in her room, along with volumes by Baudelaire and Rimbaud. However, I should add that except for this conversation, I would perhaps not have thought it worthwhile to write this book Larry has significant spiritual adventures in India and comes back to Paris.

Sophie death; and Larry happiness.

Sophie is murdered and her death reunites Larry and Maugham during the police investigation. But his outlook on death is somewhat positive: He is uninterested in the rich and glamorous world that Isabel will move in.

Maugham arranges a lunch for Elliott and his household to meet an old friend, who turns out to be Larry. In Paris, Larry immerses himself in a Bohemian life. The Holy Man tells Larry to return to the world to share what he now knows about life.

Gray is often incapacitated with agonising migraines due to a general nervous collapse. She marries Gray to provide her the elite social and family life she craves.

The path is difficult to cross like the sharpened edge of the razor knifeso say the wise. There she marries the millionaire Gray, who provides her a rich family life.

Despite the fact that he has throughout his life compulsively sought out aristocratic society, none of his titled friends come to see him, which makes him alternately morose and irate.

Maugham deduces this after seeing Sophie in Toulonwhere she has returned to smoking opium and promiscuity. Maugham tries to console Isabel with the knowledge that Larry is happy because he has found in himself the quality of true "goodness.

Somerset Maugham Herbert Marshall is himself a minor character, drifting in and out of the lives of the major players, opens at a party held following World War I in at a Chicago country club.

So I am Elliott Templeton, Larry, himself the hero of the book, and another: Meanwhile, in AntibesElliott Templeton is on his deathbed.

The Katha Upanishad by Nancy Cantwell. Talks with Ramana Maharshi. Back in Paris, Maugham meets Elliott by chance and learns that Isabel and her family are living with Elliott after being financially ruined by the stock market crash of The Diaries of Sir Henry Channon.Dec 09,  · The Razor's Edge () A stately, dramatic, richly nuanced film about love, true love, and the love of life.

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The Razor's Edge is the first film version of W. Somerset Maugham's novel of the same name. It was released inand stars Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne Baxter, Clifton Webb, and Herbert Marshall, with a supporting cast including Lucile Watson, Frank Latimore, and Elsa Lanchester.

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The razors edge
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