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. 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. W. Somerset Maugham ( – ) was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. . “The Luncheon”, March , Nash’s Magazine. “The Round.

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The Luncheon

Sameer April 4, 2: Dermot Post Author April 4, 4: Tye Read Edit View history. This was really well written, and I enjoyed the vivid scenery of the work.

Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. No reason why you wouldnt love it. After twenty years they met again and he foun ‘The Luncheon’ is an example of irony written in first person.

Short Story Analysis: The Luncheon by W. Somerset Maugham – The Sitting Bee

The lady was in her Forties, talkative, and not attractive. I mentioned casually that my doctor had absolutely forbidden me to drink champagne.

Dermot Post Author November 26, 6: Now this woman, who only eats light luncheoh and only one thing at a time, “weighs twenty-one stones” nearly pounds.

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She ends up eating more food. The most important thing to the woman appears to be the food that is being served to her. Great language, well written, but uninteresting story.

But I was flattered and was too young to have learned to say no to a woman. Nov 20, Shubham Sharma rated it really liked it. Feb 11, Nyakallo Lephoto rated it liked it. Thomas, Lew June Not only her appearance but also her dialogues express that she is an extremely fat, food-loving and ravenous woman who does not even think a bit about the costs the speaker would have to pay for the lunch.


She talked a lot, but since she seemed inclined to talk about me I was prepared to be an attentive listener. August — November The Book and Magazine Collector.

Name everything that the woman ate and drank at the restaurant.

Feedback Privacy Policy Feedback. 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.

Your email address will not be published. Thank u for a such a short and beautifully written summary Jun 15, Jerry Jose rated it it was amazing. I’m sure you’d feel ever so much better for it.

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Shuk Pakhi rated it really liked it Jun 23, William believes, that he had had his revenge for then, when the Twenty years had passed by, he met her weighing One Hundred and Thirty -Six Kilograms. What was the revenge? Msugham imagines a portrayal of a graceful lady in his mind. February — April His parents died early and, after an maughaam boyhood, which he recorded poignantly in Of Human BondageMaugham became a qualified physician.

It is as though the woman is acting selfishly and in her own interests. I had a small apartment in a Latin Quarter and I was earning only just enough money to keep body and sole together. I ordered it for kuncheon guest. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. She vy in fact a woman of forty and s he gave me the impression of having more teeth than were necessary for any practical purpose.


BlueJ rated it it was amazing Oct 14, I wonder if they have any salmon. The irony concealed in her speeches hte to develop the main theme. To ask other readers questions about The Luncheonplease sign up.

Somerset Maugham Cite Post. This th be important as Maugham may be highlighting the roles of each gender at the time the story was written with it being unacceptable for a woman to have to pay for a lunch. What do you understand by the expressions used in the following sentences: William exposes the false motives of modest eating habits, of the middle classes with a touch of humor.

To satisfy an unquenchable appetite. First edition cover of Liza of Lambeth William had ordered for the cheapest dish mutton- chops. She had read a book written by him, and had written a letter to him about her views.

The lady ordered everything on the menu and a bit more, despite having said she never eats more than one thing for a lunch. At the end, the author explains that he is not a vindictive w.somedset, but “when the immortal gods take a hand in the matter, it is pardonable to observe the result with complacency,” he remarks.