W. Somerset Maugham.

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University of Oklahoma Press , Norman
Maugham, W. Somerset -- 1874-
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Open LibraryOL20917400M

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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. 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 Moon and Sixpence, The Painted Veil, The Razor's Edge, The Magician, Cakes and Ale.

About W. Somerset Maugham. Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in He trained as a doctor in London, where he started writing his first novels.

In he bought a house in Cap Ferrat, France, which was to become a meeting place More about W. Somerset Maugham. A life in letters: W Somerset Maugham Born 25 January in Paris.

His mother, Edith Mary, died when he was eight and his father, Robert, a lawyer at. Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. Book by W. Somerset Maugham, We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love.

It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person. somerset maugham The Razor's Edge This eBook is copyright material and must not be copied, reproduced, transferred, distributed, leased, licensed or publicly performed or used in any way except as specifically permitted in writing by the publishers, as allowed under the terms and conditions under which it was purchased or as strictly 4/5(32).

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. 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).

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THE MAGICIAN () by W. Somerset Maugham is an unusual work of early 20th century fantastic literature inspired by the real historical personage and occultist Aleister Crowley who was a contemporary and acquaintance of the author.

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Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. 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 le Carré all. 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.

When war broke out inSomerset Maugham was dispatched by the British Secret Service to Switzerland under the guise of completing a play.

Multilingual, knowledgeable about many European countries and a celebrated writer, Maugham had the perfect cover, and the assignment appealed to his love of romance, and of the ridiculous. The stories collected in Ashenden are rooted in.

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Somerset Maugham. Plays. Cæsar's Wife. The Making of a Saint. The Circle. The Unknown. The Tenth Man. The Land of Promise. Penelope. Jack Straw. Landed Gentry. Mrs. Dot. The Hero. The Explorer. The Land of The Blessed Virgin. Ashenden; or, the British Agent, by W.

Somerset Maugham is not the first secret agent novel in Conrad’s The Secret Agent () may hold that honor. Arthur Conan Doyle’s story, “His Last Bow,” () which has Holmes doing secret agent work and outwitting a German secret agent, also precedes Maugham’s work, though Doyle’s work is a short story.

A definitive anthology of fiction by W. Somerset Maugham includes the complete texts of three novels--The Moon and Sixpence, The Painted Veil, and The Magician--as well as five short stories--Rain, The Letter, Alien Corn, The Pool, and Mackintosh. Original. 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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I began reading W. Somerset Maugham in the s when I was covering Asia for the Chicago Tribune. Many of the places I worked and lived were the same places that Somerset Maugham set some of his books and short stories, so I felt it was my duty to get to know this author. First, I. The Razor's Edge by W Somerset Maugham originally published in Other works mentioned: The Razor's Edge () Jeru.