"Almost all the people who’ve had the most effect on me I seem to have met by chance, yet looking back it seems as though I couldn’t but have met them": Signed Limited Edition of The Razor’s Edge in the Rare Original Slipcase

  • The Razor’s Edge.
  • The Razor's Edge.

The Razor’s Edge.

Item Number: 72067

Garden City, NY: Doubleday Doran & Company, 1944.

Signed limited first edition of Maugham’s 20th-century manifesto for human fulfillment. One of only 750 numbered copies. Octavo, original cloth, top edge gilt. Near fine in the rare original slipcase.

"Written after much painstaking research into Eastern philosophy and mysticism, The Razor’s Edge is Maugham’s 20th-century manifesto for human fulfillment. In it he mercilessly satirizes American and European materialism, and holds up the figure of the spiritual seeker as a model for those searching for meaning in existence" (Stringer). It was twice adapted into film, first in 1946 starring Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney, and Herbert Marshall as Maugham and Anne Baxter as Sophie, and then a 1984 adaptation starring Bill Murray.