Somerset Maugham.

by Brophy, John

Publisher: Longmans, Green for the British Council and the National Book League in Harlow

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  • Maugham, W. Somerset -- 1874-1965.

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Previous amended reprint 1964.

  The book entirely dedicated to Maugham I will never read for sure is 'W. Somerset Maugham - The Critical Heritage', no matter that it is edited by two great Maugham admirers, Anthony Curtis and John Whitehead. Few excerpts online were quite enough; positive or negative, they are equally pointless. Ashenden was written by Somerset Maugham and published in It was loosely based on Somerset Maugham’s experiences as an MI6 agent during World War One. Ashenden was one of the first ‘realistic’ spy novels, taking a cynical view of espionage and its human consequences. It was hugely influential, with authors like Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, Len Deighton and John .

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Thomas' Medical School and qualified as a doctor, but abandoned medicine after the success of his first novels and plays. During World War I he worked as a secret. The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Somerset Maugham (Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), ) Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article.

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W. Somerset Maugham 25 January - 16 December William Somerset Maugham was born at the British Embassy in Paris, France, where his father was an English lawyer handling the legal affairs of the British n works: The Painted Veil, The Moon and Sixpence, The Razor's Edge, Of Human Bondage, The Narrow Corner.

About The Moon and Sixpence. Based on the life of Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is W. Somerset Maugham’s ode to the powerful forces behind creative genius. Charles Strickland is a staid banker, a man of wealth and privilege.

He is also a man possessed of an unquenchable desire to create art. W. Somerset Maugham was one of the twentieth century’s most popular novelists as well as a celebrated playwright, critic, and short story writer. He was born in Paris but grew up in England and served as a secret agent for the British during World War I/5(2).

THEATRE William Somerset Maugham was born in and lived in Paris until he was ten. He was educated at King's School, Canterbury, and at Heidelberg University.

He spent some time at St. Thomas' Hospital with the idea of practising medicine, but the success of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth, published inwon him over to letters.4/5(32).

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It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person. The Razor's Edge is a book by W. Somerset Maugham published in Its epigraph reads, "The sharp edge of a razor is difficult to pass overthus the wise say the path to Salvation is hard," taken from a verse in the Katha-Upanishad.

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[Maugham is] a great artist a genius.” –Theodore Dreiser “[Maugham’s] excessively rare gift of story-telling is almost the equal of imagination itself.” –The Sunday Times (London) “It is very difficult for a writer of my generation, if he is honest, to pretend indifference to the work of Somerset Maugham/5(74).

Somerset Maugham based the character on his own experiences of spying for Britain, and you get the feeling the author went through many of the events he describes in the book. The descriptions of characters are excellent and Ashenden's own feelings towards the shabbiness of the situations in which he finds himself ordered are captured superbly.

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Quotations by W. Somerset Maugham, British Playwright, Born Janu Share with your friends. William Somerset Maugham, CH (Janu Paris, France – Decem Nice, France) was an English playwright, novelist, and short story writer, one of the most popular authors of the s and reportedly the highest paid. Somerset Maugham led many lives, including that of a doctor in London's slums, a successful playwright and novelist, an agent for British Intelligence during World War I, and a world traveler.

Inhe took the first of many voyages to the Paci. Somerset Maugham is one of the best-loved short story writers of the last years. In this collection of his finest short work Maugham takes the listener to the sun-drenched Pacific islands where the Governor mercilessly abuses the inhabitants; to the story "Rain", in which the Reverend and the prostitute play out one of the most famous finales ever written; to the studies of.

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When her husband discovers her adulterous Free shipping over $/5(6). Of Human Bondage, semiautobiographical novel by W. Somerset Maugham, published in and considered his is a perceptive depiction of the emotional isolation of a young man and his eventual insight into life.

Born with a club foot, Philip Carey is acutely sensitive about his handicap. As a medical student in London, he meets a selfish and unfaithful waitress for.

When Somerset Maugham published The Razor’s Edge inthe world was weary and battered after five years of war. Maugham’s tale of Larry Darrell, a traumatised First World War flying ace.

Author Bio for Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset) Maugham's masterpiece is generally agreed to be Of Human Bondage, a semiautobiographical novel that deals with the life of the main character Philip Carey, who, like Maugham, was orphaned, and brought up by his pious uncle.

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Rain is probably the best short story written by Somerset Maugham – in its length and characterization it is more like a novella but of course it conforms to Maugham’s formula for a story – it has a beginning, a.