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by W. Somerset Maugham
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Publisher: Arno Press (1977)
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Somerset Maugham (1874 – 1965) was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. Born in the British Embassy in Paris, where his father worked, Maugham was an orphan by the age of ten. He was raised by an uncle, who tried to persuade the.
Somerset Maugham (1874 – 1965) was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer.
Set in Malaya, this collection of short stories brilliantly captures the essence of colonial life. Maugham paints a keen picture of the expatriate planter, missionary, and colonial officer-and their womenfolk-as they pass their days in this remote corner of the empire. Footprints in the Jungle The Door of Opportunity The Vessel of Wrath The Book-Bag The Back of Beyond Neil Macadam. Maugham worked as a secret agent in Russia, published novels in London, staged plays in New York, and traveled throughout Europe, Asia, India, and the United States, chronicling his travels, wherever he went, with exceptional insight.
Sixty-Five Short Stories. Author: Somerset Maugham. The Fall of Edward Barnard3.
By w. somerset maugham. road to knowledge and you will only waste your time if you seek it in a work of fiction. There is no short road to knowledge and you will only waste your time if you seek it in a work of fiction. If you are interested in psychology, you had much better read a book on the subject. If you are interested in sociology you had much better go to a sociologist.
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On A Chinese Screen book. Somerset Maugham, who travelled over a thousand miles up the Yangtse river, used his acerbic and insightful notes to write this fascinating book.
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In places it is fascinating, in others verbose, and in one choice passage it is excremental. In fact, by reading this book you will come to know precisely where Maugham is strong, and where he is so weak that no amount of subordinate clauses can save him.
William Somerset Maugham was born in 1874 and lived in Paris until he was te. In 1927 Somerset Maugham settled in the South of France and lived there until his death in 1965.
William Somerset Maugham was born in 1874 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 in 1897, won him over to literature. His other works include travel books, essays, criticism and the autobiographical The Summing Up and A Writer's Notebook.
Somerset Maugham, English novelist, playwright, and short-story writer whose work is characterized by a clear unadorned style, cosmopolitan settings, and a shrewd understanding of human nature.
I. The rising of the curtain. YOU come to the row of hovels that leads to the gate of the city. You pass through the gateway into a narrow street lined with shops: many of them with their elegant lattice work, red and gold, and their elaborate carving, have a peculiar ruined magnificence, and you imagine that in their dark recesses are sold all manner of strange wares of the fabulous East. A great multitude surges along the uneven narrow footwalk or in the deepset street; and coolies, bearing heavy loads, shout for way in short sharp cries.