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Considered by Graham Greene to be Maugham's best work, Don Fernando is a paean to a golden age of enormous creative energy. It discusses the writings of St. Teresa and the paintings of El Greco, and comments with sagacity and wit on such illustrious figures as Cervantes, Velazquez, and the creator of Don Juan.

This vibrant assessment of a great people at their greatest hour is full of happy surprises, curious facts, and stimulating opinions that reflect Maugham's lifelong enchantment with the landscape and people of Spain.

©2012 W. Somerset Maugham (P)2012 Audible Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Maugham's best travel book” (Washington Post)
"He was a superb storyteller - one of the very best in our language - who wrote with a worldly, sardonic understanding of the human condition” (Daily Mail)

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Great!

One of the best Maugham' work. The spirit of Spain in her golden age. Masterpiece and excellent narration! Thank you for great job!

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  • Howard
  • 09-08-15

Master storyteller.

Maugham exhibits a love of people and helps to immortalise characters that seem from another world. Well read and well worth a listen.

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  • Ken P
  • 11-24-21

A study of Spain and a worthy listen

Narration is great.
Content is well understood and very interesting on middle ages Spain and rennaisance.
I gleaned from the title that Don Fernando is an all encompassing name for all Spaniards, and if I'm wrong forgive me