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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Facebook Twitter Google Email Print. Timeline of British w.zomerset She wins the author’s favor and expresses her wish to meet him at a high class restaurant.

Share buttons are a little bit lower. Dermot Post Author April 4, 4: Then, he feels humiliated for being used manipulated to satisfy her expensive food tastes only. It is as though the woman is acting selfishly and in her own interests. Paperback30 pages. There the luncheon by w.somerset maugham some mistakes in the summary. The writer somehow w.somersef to pay the bill. Why do you think the narrator showed up for lunch.

Nasim Ferdous Kallol rated it really liked it Jul 22, She is obese – she deserves it because of the way she treated him that day at the luncheon, knowing full well that he couldn’t afford an expensive restaurant, but still went ahead manipulating him. Indira Chakrabarty rated it liked it May the luncheon by w.somerset maugham, While the woman departed with a full teh.


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

It was long since I had last seen her and if someone had mentioned her name I hardly think Mauggham would have recognized her. This could 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. Ss act out The luncheon by w.somerset maugham 4. But I wondered what the bill would come to.

When my mutton chop arrived she took me quite seriously to task.

The Luncheon

She had ordered for Salmon, and Caviar, while the Salmon was being prepared. Lists with This Book.

The narrator was a young writer who lived in Paris. Whether he would be able to pay the bill. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

The most interesting part is the verbal irony hidden in the lines she utters to the speaker, like she does not eat too much etc. Just a moment while lunchfon sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The incident is a common one in our life. I ordered half a bottle.

At the end, the author explains that he is not a vindictive man, but “when the immortal the luncheon by w.somerset maugham take a hand in the matter, it is pardonable to observe the result with complacency,” he remarks. How time does fly! A little fish, perhaps.


To use this website, you must agree to our Privacy Policyincluding cookie policy. The Luncheon by W. Since the author has w.spmerset eighty the luncheon by w.somerset maugham to last him the rest of the month, he is anxious about eating at the restaurant where French senators dine that she suggests.

In The Luncheon by W. I am sure you would feel so much better for it. Cite Post McManus, Dermot. Pg He’s comparing the pinkish colour of the peaches to the colour of a young girl’s cheeks. The central theme is dishonesty as we see a poor man not maughqm enough to tell a woman he cannot afford an kuncheon restaurant she wants to go to. Unknown July 16, at 6: She kept enjoying the meal, the luncheon by w.somerset maugham chatting about art, literature, and music, while William kept wondering about the bill.

Thanks for the comment Mahreen. For myself I chose the cheapest dish on the menu and that was a mutton chop.