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  • 117 pages
  • Paixão em Florença
  • W. Somerset Maugham
  • Portuguese
  • 10 July 2019
  • 9724128733 Edition Language Portuguese Characters

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  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Up at the Villa, W Somerset MaughamUp at the Villa is a 1941 novella by William Somerset Maugham about a young widow caught among three men her suitor, her one night stand, and her confidant A fast paced story, Up at the Villa incorporates elements of the crime and suspense novel The action takes place in the late 1930 s 30 year old Mary Panton, whose extraordinary beauty has always been one of her greatest assets, has been a widow for one year Her late husband Matthew, whom she married at Up at the Villa, W Somerset MaughamUp at the Villa is a 1941 novella by William Somerset Maugham about a young widow caught among three men her suitor, her one night stand, and her confidant A fast paced story, Up at the Villa incorporates elements of the crime and suspense novel The action takes place in the late 1930 s 30 year old Mary Panton, whose extraordinary beauty has always been one of her greatest assets, has been a widow for one year Her late husband Matthew, whom she married at 21 because she loved him, turned out to be an alcoholic, a gambler, a womaniser, and a wife beater Mary endures all the hardship and pain inflicted on her by her husband When he drinks and drives, he has a car accident A few hours later, he dies in Mary s arms This, she concludes, is a blessing for both of them 1973 1336 96


  2. Warwick Warwick says:

    I remember being in a caf with a friend once when a guy walked in who obviously had some kind of mild disability to do with his legs he hobbled over to a table and sat down heavily, and then looked around him at the greasy spoon with an air of deep depression Amy stared at him and sighed and said, I wish I was really really pretty so I could be a little moment of happiness in his day I remember being surprised, because it sounded, somehow, like something a female character would say in a I remember being in a caf with a friend once when a guy walked in who obviously had some kind of mild disability to do with his legs he hobbled over to a table and sat down heavily, and then looked around him at the greasy spoon with an air of deep depression Amy stared at him and sighed and said, I wish I was really really pretty so I could be a little moment of happiness in his day I remember being surprised, because it sounded, somehow, like something a female character would say in a book written by a male author, rather than in real life.This sort of cool assessment of how the other sex might see you is quite hard for anyone to pull off and also, men and women experience it very differently Hence you often hear men Kingsley Amis among others complaining that they can t understand why women find it so offensive to be seen as a sex object when they d love to be seen that way apparently not grasping the possibility that it s a lot easier to enjoy some well intentioned sexual objectification if you re not being subjected to it 24 7 by society at large.I am thinking about all this because Up at the Villa involves a character who has a similar impulse of well, call it generosity or condescension, depending on your mood concerning her own attractiveness, and which proves pivotal to the plot She s a young window, who s just had two proposals of marriage, and doesn t feel particularly inspired by either of them But it s made her very aware that she has something men want I should be a fool if I didn t know I was prettier than most women It s true that sometimes I felt that I had something to give that might mean a great deal to the person I gave it to Does that sound frightfully conceited My poor Rowley, you re the last man I would ever have had an affair with But I ve sometimes thought that if I ever ran across someone who was poor, alone and unhappy, who d never had any pleasure in life, who d never known any of the good things money can buy and if I could give him a unique experience, an hour of absolute happiness, something that he d never dreamt of and that would never be repeated, then I d give him gladly everything I had to give If you re objecting that this sounds unworkable, or patronising, or that sex should be a mutual experience rather than something given by a woman to a man, then this slim novella may well be for you, because it explores the possible consequences of this attitude in detail not without a considerable touch of melodrama, but nonetheless in a way that raises some interesting issues.The setting is the hills around Florence, sparsely but nicely described, and the period is apparently just before the Second World War, or possibly sometime near the beginning of it The war itself is never mentioned, but the setting must be after 1938 because one character has fled Austria after the Nazi invasion, two of his friends having been shot in the process It all sounds rather horrible, comments our heroine um, well yes, Mary, I suppose that s one way to describe the Anschlu , yes, rather horrible Sexual politics among wealthy Brits abroad might sound like the height of inconsequential bullshit, but although this is a little heavy handed in parts, I thought it was enjoyable It s slight enough that you can bomb through the whole thing in a ninety minute train journey from King s Cross to Lincoln Central, say, including a change at Newark and it makes me interested to read some of Maugham s better known works


  3. Bettie Bettie says:

    read hereOpening The villa stood on the top of a hill From the terrace in front of it you had a magnificent view of Florence behind was an old garden, with few flowers, but with fine trees, hedges of cut box, grass walks and an artificial grotto in which water cascaded with a cool, silvery sound from a cornucopia The house had been built in the sixteenth century by a noble Florentine, whose impoverished descendants had sold it to some English people, and it was they who had lent it for a per read hereOpening The villa stood on the top of a hill From the terrace in front of it you had a magnificent view of Florence behind was an old garden, with few flowers, but with fine trees, hedges of cut box, grass walks and an artificial grotto in which water cascaded with a cool, silvery sound from a cornucopia The house had been built in the sixteenth century by a noble Florentine, whose impoverished descendants had sold it to some English people, and it was they who had lent it for a period to Mary Panton Though the rooms were large and lofty, it was of no great size and she managed very well with the three servants they had left her It was somewhat scantily furnished with fine old furniture and it had an air and though there was no central heating, so that when she had arrived at the end of March it had been still bitterly cold, the Leonards, its owners, had put in bathrooms and it was comfortable enough to live in It was June now and Mary spent most of the day, when she was at home, on the terrace from which she could see the domes and towers of Florence, or in the garden behind Some of us students protested against the Anschluss We tried to organise resistance It was stupid of course We hadn t a hope The only result was that two of us were shot and the rest put in a concentration camp They put me in for six months, but I escaped and crossed the mountains into Italy This story had legs and then it didn t Who wants a novelette where a refugee s body is left mouldering on a hillside, or a vain, middle class colonialist bitch gets everything tied up with a bow oooo, she sure did need a slap


  4. Jean-Luke Jean-Luke says:

    In tonight s episode of Downton Abbey Mary C and Mary P sit and compare notes In the drawing room at Downton, while a fire blazes in the hearth Well, a man once died in her bed, says Mary C A Turk She s an old woman now Mary P says the man wasn t in her bed when he died, and he didn t just die He killed himself He was a foreigner too Italian, no not Italian Austrian But life goes on How did she dispose of the body Surely it s acceptable to talk about now, so many years later, even i In tonight s episode of Downton Abbey Mary C and Mary P sit and compare notes In the drawing room at Downton, while a fire blazes in the hearth Well, a man once died in her bed, says Mary C A Turk She s an old woman now Mary P says the man wasn t in her bed when he died, and he didn t just die He killed himself He was a foreigner too Italian, no not Italian Austrian But life goes on How did she dispose of the body Surely it s acceptable to talk about now, so many years later, even it still isn t pleasant Dispose of the body The undertaker came and took care of it, says Mary C Oh, says Mary P, folding her hands into her lap Well, perhaps she had better not say anythen


  5. Loretta Loretta says:

    It s a good thing that this was a short book 120 pages because there was really no story here ar all I disliked all the characters, especially Mary Its an utterly forgettable read Don t waste your time.


  6. Mohsin Maqbool Mohsin Maqbool says:

    The cover of the book that I read WILLIAM Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874 He was educated at King s School, Canterbury and at Heidelberg University, Germany Later he started practising medicine at St Thomas s Hospital However, the success of his first novel Liza of Lamberth 1897 made him decide that he was going to be a writer Besides writing novels, he soon became reputed for writing dramas and short stories But his oeuvre did not end here, as Maugham was also a prolific au The cover of the book that I read WILLIAM Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874 He was educated at King s School, Canterbury and at Heidelberg University, Germany Later he started practising medicine at St Thomas s Hospital However, the success of his first novel Liza of Lamberth 1897 made him decide that he was going to be a writer Besides writing novels, he soon became reputed for writing dramas and short stories But his oeuvre did not end here, as Maugham was also a prolific author of travel books, essays and literary criticism He wrote Up at the Villa in 1953 Somerset Maugham at Villa Mauresque The protagonist of Up at the Villa is a wealthy young English woman, Mary Leonard, whose life turns upside down when she makes a stupid decision on impulse Her father s prosperous friend, Edgar Swift, who is 25 years older than her, one day asks her to marry him Mary shows reluctance and postpones her reply for a few days That same evening while driving into the hills above Florence, she offers a ride to a handsome stranger Her life changes irrevocably in an instant Strangers can be good, but then strangers can be evil too Mary drove through the streets of Florence, along the road by which she had come, and then up the hill on the top of which was the villa About half way up was a little semi circular terrace, with a tall, very old cypress and a parapet in front, from which one got a view of the Cathedral and the towers of Florence Tempted by the beauty of the night Mary stopped the car and got out The sight that met her eyes, the valley flooded with the full moon, was so lovely that it touched her heart Suddenly she was aware that a man was standing in the shadow of the cypress She saw the gleam of his cigarette He came towards her She was a trifle startled, but had no intention of showing it He took off his hat Derek Jacobi and Kristin Scott Thomas in a still from the film Up at the Villa 2000 This stranger is a refugee of war he fostersthan one form of passion Before dawn, Mary will witness bloodshed She will be left with no alternative but to seek assistance from a nasty Englishman, Rowley Flint Soon she will have to face the truth about her own desires Rowley was not a good looking man He had a tolerable figure, but he was of average height He had not a single feature that you could call good he had white teeth, but they were not very even he had a fresh colour, but not a very clear skin he had a good head of hair, but it was between dark and fair his eyes were large, but they were pallid blue He had an air of dissipation and people who didn t like him said he looked shifty It was freely admitted that he couldn t be trusted He had a bad record When he was twenty he married a girl who was engaged to somebody else, and three years later his wife divorced him He was not just over thirty He was in short a young man with a shocking reputation which he deserved Somerset Maugham s villa, Mauresque , in St Jean Cap Ferrat, French Riviera Many of Maugham s guests at the Villa Mauresque were writers, such as H G Wells, Ian Fleming and Evelyn Waugh, but many others achieved their fame in other fields They included Winston Churchill, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Cecil Beaton, press baron Lord Beaverbrook, who lived on nearby Cap d Ail, musician Arthur Rubenstein, dancer Isadora Duncan and painters Matisse, Picasso and Marc Chagall Maugham certainly knows how to build up suspense in Up at the Villa He skillfully turns the novella into a terrific tale of temptation and the vacillating nature of fate The novella is highly recommended for all lovers of good literature By the way, it is also part of the English Literature course for intermediate level students in several parts of the world Kristin Scott Thomas and Anne Bancroft in Up at the Villa


  7. Chrissie Chrissie says:

    Here follows a link to the story free online doesn t take long to read the story, the time you spend thinking about it afterwards will be much longer What is the best match for a marriage Is life for taking risks or isn t it The setting is Florence after 1938 With just a minimum of lines, Florence and four characters, four very different characters become real Here follows a link to the story free online doesn t take long to read the story, the time you spend thinking about it afterwards will be much longer What is the best match for a marriage Is life for taking risks or isn t it The setting is Florence after 1938 With just a minimum of lines, Florence and four characters, four very different characters become real


  8. Jola Jola says:

    Four in one unputdownable story, emotional rollercoaster, alluring Tuscan scenery, ambiguous characters you will not be able to pigeonhole Full immersion guaranteed Whatcan you ask for Without further ado, let s meet up at the villa.Review to come.


  9. J. J. says:

    Toward the end of this very short novel, a novella really, just as the posturing and dithering are giving way to the puzzle being solved, I turned a page of the book and a card dropped out A Lottery ticket, something I d never buy for myself As this was a library copy, I thought it was probably safe to assume it was some long expired specimen used at some point for a bookmark And if so, used by somebody who had gotten nearly all the way through the novel and stopped Maugham s Up At The Vil Toward the end of this very short novel, a novella really, just as the posturing and dithering are giving way to the puzzle being solved, I turned a page of the book and a card dropped out A Lottery ticket, something I d never buy for myself As this was a library copy, I thought it was probably safe to assume it was some long expired specimen used at some point for a bookmark And if so, used by somebody who had gotten nearly all the way through the novel and stopped Maugham s Up At The Villa is that rarity among the author s work a lightweight, resolutely upbeat summer s day kind of read Even in his earlier,adventure y south seas days, Mr Maugham was always one to belabor the why we must aspects of his characters situations, generally falling into chasms of we can do no other after lots of, well, posturing and dithering Here the characters don t seem freighted by the anxieties of his other creations, and why should they we re on a Brit expat holiday in the heathery, perfumed hills above Florence, where wine and romance flow naturally out of the art directed rock formationsAm I telling you something you don t know when I tell you that I ve been head over heels in love with you since you were a kid with bobbed hair What did one say to that One laughed brightly Oh, Edgar, what nonsense you talk Maugham has given in to a little bit of pop genre plotting on this one, a little bit of mysterioso riding just beneath the placid surface, maybe only to keep the pace going Surprisingly it s actually a kind of semi noir James M Cain or Ossessione, Visconti s cinematic translation spin to the storyline If that kind of spin can be said to exist at posh dinner parties amidst billowing cloud, cypress branches in shadowplay, and broad vistas of the Mediterranean.Well, one does with what is found at hand And what s here is by no means insignificant judging by how often it happens, the effervescent, in tune summer romp is harder to pull off effectively than the gloom and doom of other genre outings.So hop in the Fiat, we ll have a glance round the Uffizi while we re debating where to have luncheon, dawdle over white wine and flirt with whoever shows up Andiamo As for that Lottery ticket, going by the dates printed on the back, it is still valid, unexpired, and if things work out I ll be posting my next Goodreads review from the shores of the blue Mediterranean


  10. Negin Negin says:

    This was a fun, slightly silly, and quick read I really didn t care for the protagonist, but I liked the story overall More than anything I loved the atmospheric descriptions of the setting, a villa just outside Florence, Italy, especially the descriptions of the villa at night This was a fun, slightly silly, and quick read I really didn t care for the protagonist, but I liked the story overall More than anything I loved the atmospheric descriptions of the setting, a villa just outside Florence, Italy, especially the descriptions of the villa at night


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About the Author: W. Somerset Maugham

William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in He spoke French even before he spoke a word of English, a fact to which some critics attribute the purity of his style His parents died early and, after an unhappy boyhood, which he recorded poignantly in Of Human Bondage, Maugham became a qualified physician But writing was his true vocation For ten years before his first success, he almost literally starved while pouring out novels and plays Maugham wrote at a time when Paixão em PDF/EPUB or experimental modernist literature such as that of William Faulkner, Thomas Mann, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf was gaining increasing popularity and winning critical acclaim In this context, his plain prose style was criticized as such a tissue of clich s that one s wonder is finally aroused at the writer s ability to assemble so many and at his unfailing inability to put anything in an individual wayDuring World War I, Maugham worked for the British Secret Service He travelled all over the world, and made many visits to America After World War II, Maugham made his home in south of France and continued to move between England and Nice till his death in .