Collected Short Stories, Τόμος 4

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Penguin, 1 Απρ 1992 - 464 σελίδες
These thirty stories--most set in the colonies at a time when the Empire was still assured, in a world in which men and women were caught between their own essentially European values and the richness and ambiguity of their unfamiliar surroundings--show a master of the genre at the peak of his power.

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PREFACE
THE BOOKBAG
1
FRENCH JOE
34
GERMAN HARRY
38
THE FOUR DUTCHMEN
42
THE BACK OF BEYOND
48
P O
78
EPISODE
107
WINTER CRUISE
231
MABEL
248
MASTERSON
252
PRINCESS SEPTEMBER
261
A MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE
269
MIRAGE
281
THE LETTER
299
THE OUTSTATION
330

THE KITE
126
A WOMAN OF FIFTY
148
MAYHEW
165
THE LOTUS EATER
168
SALVATORE
182
THE WASHTUB
186
A MAN WITH A CONSCIENCE
194
AN OFFICIAL POSITION
213
THE PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN
358
RAW MATERIAL
363
STRAIGHT FLUSH
366
THE END OF THE FLIGHT
372
A CASUAL AFFAIR
377
RED
396
NEIL MACADAM
415
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