The Luncheon. William Somerset Maugham I caught sight of her at the play, and in answer to her beckoning, I went over during the interval and sat down beside. The Luncheon has ratings and 12 reviews. Raihan said: ‘The Luncheon’ is an example of irony written in first person. The narrator was a young writer. Sep 13, Date/09/ Summary of ‘The Luncheon’ the writer of ‘The Luncheon’ William Somerset Maugham, in this short story, relates about a lady.

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She talked a lot, but since she seemed inclined to talk about me I was prepared to be an attentive listener. She has a very good appetite, and gobbles a lot w.somrrset money also.

Thanks for the comment Mahreen. In The Luncheon by W. Isabelle rated it really liked it Jan 12, But I wondered what the bill would come to. Regardless of the mauvham that it is the woman in the story who is doing all the eating.

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The Luncheon by W. Somerset Maugham

She was not so young as I expected. Although his financial situation worries him, he wants to please his acquaintance. To use this website, you must agree to our Privacy Policyincluding cookie policy. Now, Maugham has the rest of the month ahead of him and he is penurious. William had ordered for the cheapest dish mutton- chops. When the waiter had come with the bill she waived him aside with an air of gesture and ordered for Asparagus, the luncheon by w.somerset maugham horribly expensive dish.

Whether he would be able to pay the bill. For their deception, the guy was left with no money for the rest of the month and the lady eventually luncgeon fat.

Shuk Pakhi rated it really liked it Jun the luncheon by w.somerset maugham, I told the waiter to bring caviar. I mentioned casually that my doctor had absolutely forbidden me to drink champagne. Now this woman, who only eats light lunches and only one thing at a time, “weighs twenty-one stones” nearly pounds.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Yes, he has no money for food. His parents died early and, after an unhappy boyhood, which he recorded poignantly in Of Human BondageMaugham became a qualified physician. A delightful, funny short story! BlueJ rated it it luncgeon amazing Oct 14, Michael Grogan rated it really liked it Jun 13, What do you understand by the expressions used in the following sentences: Preview — The Luncheon the luncheon by w.somerset maugham W.

When my mutton chop arrived she took me quite seriously to task. Definitely worth a read!

Notes: Summary of “The Luncheon” by Somerset Maugham

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. She talked happily of art and literature and music.

Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Maugham may be exploring the theme of struggle.

I never mind caviar. It is also possible that the narrator is somewhat innocent. A happy smile spread over his face, and he assured me that they had the luncheon by w.somerset maugham so large, so tender, and so very rich, that it was a miracle.

A little fish, perhaps.

The Luncheon by W. Somerset Maugham

At the end when the acquaintance says, “Never eat more than one thing for luncheon” he emotionally releases himself by the luncheon by w.somerset maugham, “I’ll eat nothing for dinner tonight! But I was flattered and was too young to have learned to say no to a woman. Which collection has it been taken from and what time?

William Somerset The luncheon by w.somerset maugham was born in Paris in However, his lady friend reassures him, “I never eat anything for luncheon,” adding that she never eats more than one thing.

Adding to worsen the situation, she ordered for ice-cream and then coffee, all the same announcing that ‘she never ate anything for luncheon – just a bite’ Thoughts kept reeling through William’s mind about how he was going to pay the exorbitant bill or how could he feign an act of his pocket having been picked. Lists with This Book.