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W. Somerset Maugham and his world.

Raphael, Frederic

W. Somerset Maugham and his world.

by Raphael, Frederic

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Published by Book Club Associates in London .
Written in English

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  • Maugham, W. Somerset -- 1874-1965

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    Originally published by Thames & Hudson, 1976.

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    Open LibraryOL14517940M

    Buy the Book. The Summing Up. Author: W. Somerset Maugham. ISBN: The Summing Up is a literary memoir by W. Somerset Maugham, written when he was 64 years old, first published in It covered his life from Price: 10,9 GEL. Buy the Book. Theatre. Author: W. Somerset Maugham. ISBN:   William Somerset Maugham is considered one of the best authors of the 20th century. After reading this book, I can understand why. His grasp of the human condition is simply phenomenal. He is one of those rare authors that can make his characters leap off the page and become living, breathing by:

    William Somerset Maugham was born on 25 December at the British Embassy in Paris, France, the fourth son (of seven children total, but only four that survived infancy) born to socialite and writer Edith Mary née Snell () and Robert Ormond Maugham (), a lawyer for the British Embassy. Living in the suburbs of Paris. We have more books available by this author! xx, [4], , [3]; xv, [3], , [5] pp. 8vo. Complete in two volumes with publisher's slipcase. A collection of the complete short stories of W. Somerset Maugham, known for his novels The Razor's Edge, Of Human Bondage, and The Moon and Sixpence. Seller Inventory #

    Of Human Bondage is considered to be W. Somerset Maugham’s best work. Many believe the novel to be one of the world’s literary masterpieces. The story follows Phillip Carey from early childhood through his 30’s. Orphaned at 9, Phillip spends his early years raised by his childless aunt and uncle/5(K).   William Somerset Maugham CH (25 January - 16 December ) was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the s. After losing both his parents by the age of 10, Maugham was raised by a paternal uncle who was emotionally :


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W. Somerset Maugham and his world by Raphael, Frederic Download PDF EPUB FB2

Somerset Maugham and His World Book Club Associates, Hardback, pp., black-and-white illustrations. First published by Thames and Hudson in ===== Somewhere in the middle s Frederic Raphael was a promising young writer who visited Somerset Maugham at his Villa Mauresque on the French Riviera.4/5(2).

Spine title: Somerset Maugham and his world. Description: pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Other Titles: Somerset Maugham and his world: Responsibility: Frederic Raphael. More information: French equivalent / Équivalent français.

Somerset Maugham And His World book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5. Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Raphael, Frederic, W. Somerset Maugham and his world. New York: Scribner, []. The Moon and Sixpence is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham first published in April 15th, It is told in episodic form by a first-person narrator, in a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character Charles Strickland, a middle-aged English stockbroker, who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to.

William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in He spoke French even before he spoke a word of English, a fact to which some critics attribute the purity of his style. His parents died early and, after an unhappy boyhood, which he recorded poignantly in Of Human Bondage, Maugham became a qualified physician.

But writing was his true vocation.4/5. Somerset Maugham, in full William Somerset Maugham, (born Jan. 25,Paris, France—died Dec. 16,Nice), 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.

Maugham was orphaned at the age of 10; he was brought up by an uncle and educated at King’s School. W. Somerset Maugham and His World. London: Thames and Hudson, After reading Robin Maugham's account of his uncle, the beginning of this book is inevitably dull, but the readers get their reward by persevering.

A lot of factual information and repeated episodes about Maugham is recounted in a very dry manner at the beginning, but then the. W. Somerset Maugham and his world Item Preview remove-circle Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset),Authors, English Publisher New York: Scribner Collection Internet Archive Books.

Scanned in China. Uploaded by PhanS on SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages:   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). I began reading W. Somerset Maugham in the s when I was covering Asia for the Chicago 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.

So wrote W. Somerset Maugham in Purely for My Pleasure (), a delightful album of his collection of paintings with short commentaries by him and the last book to be published in his lifetime.

He did not exaggerate. Maugham was indeed painted, drawn and sculpted a lot. He was prodigiously photographed. William Somerset Maugham, British playwright and novelist, was one of the most reputed and well-known writers of his era, and one of the highest-paid authors of his time.

His work was popular for his simple style of writing, as well as his sharp and accurate understanding and judgment of human nature.

W. Somerset Maugham in his always fascinating short stories explores such a variety of relational scenarios with "disinterested curiosity" as to leave this reader breathless with awe.

His characters murder, suicide, go mad, con, spy and even (remember he was writing in the early part of the century) commit incest/5(5). 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 whom he develops Written: W. 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.

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.

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. 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).

Somerset Maugham (). “Of Human Bondage (Diversion Classics)”, p, Diversion Books I have an idea that the only thing which makes it possible to regard this world we live in without disgust is the beauty which now and then men create out of the chaos.

British Playwright, Novelist, and Short Story Writer. He is best remembered for his novels Of Human Bondage and The Razor's Edge. He was born William Somerset Maugham at the British Embassy in Paris, France, where his father was a lawyer who handled England's legal affairs in Paris.

By the age of ten his parents had.W. Somerset Maugham was a prolific and popular writer of plays, novels and short stories during the first six decades of the 20th century.

His passionate semi-autobiographical novel Of Human Bondage () is probably his most famous work. Somerset Maugham’s parents both died before he tur and he was raised by his uncle, the Vicar of Kent.W Somerset Maugham ( – ) William Somerset Maugham was an English novelist, playwright, and short-story writer.

He was born at the British Embassy in Paris on Janu