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The Escape
Original title The Escape
Author William Somerset Maugham
Genre Mystery
Language English
Characters William Somerset Maugham, Mrs. St. George, Philip Carey, Mildred Rogers, Griffiths, Hayward, Sally Athawes, Emily Wortle, Miss Wilkinson, Mr. Perkins ...
Published 1944
ISBN 978-0-486-28473-1
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The Escape by William Somerset Maugham is a novel about a young Englishman who tries to escape the life his father has planned for him.George is the son of a wealthy businessman who wants him to follow in his footsteps and take over the family business. However, George has other plans. He wants to be an artist and live a life of his own choosing.George’s father sends him to Paris to study art, but George quickly becomes bored with the lessons and the other students. He decides to drop out of school and start living on his own.George soon discovers that life on his own is not as easy as he thought it would be. He has no money and no place to live. He meets a young woman named Louise who takes him in and helps him get back on his feet.George and Louise fall in love and decide to get married. George’s father is not happy about this, but he eventually accepts George’s decision.George and Louise move to the country and start a family. They are happy and content with their life together.The Escape is a heartwarming story about following your dreams and finding happiness in the simplest things.

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