» » Bibliography of the Works of W.Somerset Maugham

Download Bibliography of the Works of W.Somerset Maugham fb2

by Raymond Toole Stott
Download Bibliography of the Works of W.Somerset Maugham fb2
  • Author:
    Raymond Toole Stott
  • ISBN:
    0718209508
  • ISBN13:
    978-0718209506
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Littlehampton Book Services Ltd; [Rev. and extended ed.] edition (June 1973)
  • Pages:
    200 pages
  • Language:
  • FB2 format
    1442 kb
  • ePUB format
    1986 kb
  • DJVU format
    1333 kb
  • Rating:
    4.1
  • Votes:
    340
  • Formats:
    lrf lrf lit doc


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.

Toole-Stott, Raymond. First ed. published in 1956 under title: The writings of William Somerset Maugham, a bibliography. Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965 - Bibliography. London, Kaye & Ward. Sony Alpha-A6300 (Control). Books for People with Print Disabilities. Trent University Library Donation. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by station27. cebu on July 12, 2019. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

by Raymond Toole-Stott. See a Problem? We’d love your help. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. A Bibliography Of The Works Of W. Somerset Maugham. by. Raymond Toole-Stott.

A bibliography of the works of W. A bibliography of books on the circus in English from 1773 to 1964. Catalogue of the Legal Library of the Treasury Solicitor. A bibliography of English conjuring, 1569-1876. A bibliography of English conjuring.

Unless otherwise noted, all information comes from Raymond Toole Stott, A bibliography of the works of W. Somerset Maugham (1973) . 7 Posthumously Published Books by Somerset Maugham.

7 Posthumously Published Books by Somerset Maugham.

Together with an Introduction and some Notes on the Periodicals. Raymond Toole Stott," The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 44, no. 3 (Third Quarter, 1950): 293-295.

Together with an Introduction and some Notes on the Periodicals. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months.

What follows is a complete list of all Somerset Maugham's short stories ever published; the final and most well-known titles are given.

None of the other 11 had ever appeared in book form before but they were all published in magazines between 1900 and 1908. A Marriage of Convenience was later significantly rewritten and published as part of the travel book The Gentleman in the Parlour(1930). What follows is a complete list of all Somerset Maugham's short stories ever published; the final and most well-known titles are given.

Contributions to books by other authors Somerset Maugham - William Somerset Maugham 1934 Fotograf: Carl van Vechten William Somerset Maugham ( 25.

Contributions to books by other authors. Stott, Raymond Toole, 1973, "A bibliography of the works of W. Somerset Maugham", The University of Alberta Press, ISBN 0-88864-004-8, pp16-162. Stott, 1973, pp16-162. Stott, 1973, pp198-215. Somerset Maugham - William Somerset Maugham 1934 Fotograf: Carl van Vechten William Somerset Maugham ( 25. Januar 1874 in Paris; † 16.

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

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. His uniqueness inspired several other writers like Ian Fleming and George Orwell. Orwell stated that he not only immensely admired Maugham's straightforward storytelling skills, but it was Maugham who had inspired him the most, out of all writers.

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.

This bibliography offers a complete record of Maugham's own works, his plays novelized or books dramatized by others, and checklists of works and periodicals concerning Maugham. An appendix is devoted to a summary of The Artistic Temperament of Stephen Carey (the first draft of Of Human Bondage), which will never be published.

Brajind
Raymond Toole Stott

Bibliography of the Works of W. Somerset Maugham

Kaye & Word, Hardback, 1973.
8vo. 320 pp. Revised and Extended edition.

First published in 1956.
Revised and Extended edition first published in 1973.

Table on Contents

Introduction by the author

A: BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS BY W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM [78 entries]

B: COLLECTED EDITIONS [39 entries]

C: BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS EDITED OR WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM [63 entries]

D: CONTRIBUTIONS BY W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM TO PERIODICALS [186 entries]

E: PLAYS NOVELISE OR BOOKS DRAMATISED BY OTHERS [11 entries]

F: CHECK-LIST OF WORKS CONCERNING W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM [160 entries]

G: CHECK LIST OF PERIODICALS CONCERNING W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM [174 entries]

APPENDICES:
I. MANUSCRIPTS
II. MISCELLANEOUS MANUSCRIPTS
III. UNPUBLISHED PLAYS
IV. UNPUBLISHED PLAYS ADAPTED BY OTHERS
V. NOTES

-------------------------------------------------'

This new and revised edition of Raymond Toole Stott's Bibliography of the Works of W. Somerset Maugham from 1973 is, as far as I know, the latest and the most comprehensive bibliography of Maugham ever published. Since currently Maugham is quite out of fashion with the readers all over the world, it is highly unlikely that we shall see another such work in the near future. Nor has it much need of that.

Raymond Toole Stott has done a masterful job in listing all books and pamphlets ever written by Maugham as well as every single contribution of his ever appeared in press. Both lists are of staggering length and Mr Toole Stott's attention to detail and meticulous descriptions deserve a lot of admiration. In addition, another very useful list is added, namely a great number of books which concern Maugham in one way or another together with the exact pages where this occurs. But the most important part of the book, perhaps, is the one dedicated to the manuscripts of Maugham. The condition and peculiarities of each one of them is described by Mr Toole Stott with diligence that is characteristic only for people who really love their job. His reverence for the manuscript of Maugham's first novel, Liza of Lambeth, and the deep feelings he obviously felt when he hold the precious notebooks in his hands are really touching. Moreover, Raymond Toole Stott makes a number of highly informative and very interesting remarks all over the book that, especially in the part treating the manuscripts, reveal many subtle insights into Maugham's complex and multi-faced persona. Do you know, for example, which are the cleanest, with least revisions, and the messiest, with the most re-writing and corrections, manuscripts Maugham and ever wrote? Not at all surprisingly, these are the manuscripts of Catalina and The Summing Up, respectively. Small wonder, indeed. Catalina, a romance about Spain in the XVI century, was Maugham's last novel; it was first published in 1948 but he collected the material for it, and the story and the characters no doubt develop in his head, since the middle of the 1930s when he published his other great celebration of his beloved Spain, Don Fernando, a hybrid between travel book, essay and historical study. As for The Summing Up, of all great books Maugham wrote, this one is probably the greatest. It is the most candid account of himself, his opinion of human nature and the world we live in. I can hardly imagine so complex a matter written in a more readable and at the same time more profound style. It is hardly surprising that he re-wrote and revised a great many passages of this books a great many times until they were ready for publication. Indeed, Raymond Toole Stott ventures the opinion that it is doubtful that more than half of what Maugham initially wrote reached the book form!

By all means this bibliography is an excellent resource for the layman. I don't know about the Maugham collectors. I myself, thank God, am not a collector and do not care at all about such-and-such misprint on page 156 in so-and-so edition, or is there a monogram on the cover, or is there not a second impression in different wrappers and so on and so forth. I guess collectors would be satisfied with Mr Toole Stott's meticulous research which in many areas seems to be exhaustive.

As a reader who pays attention mainly to the meaning of a text, I am much more interested in different editions of the same work if they contain some textual changes or any other differences that carry some new meaning to the old text. In Maugham's case this is of extreme importance, most of all because of his wonderful prefaces. Many of them are not original but written later, sometimes decades after the work was first published, for collected editions, jubilee editions and such. With his highly condensed, amazingly succinct style and matchless ability to choose the right words in the right order, Maugham was able to say in five pages preface more about himself and the human nature than others could in a whole novel of two hundred pages. Indeed, that's precisely what he did. And this is the only drawback of the book for which I give it a rating half star below the maximum. Mr Toole Stott's treatment of the collected editions - the most important Collected edition of the works of W. Somerset Maugham by Heinemann in particular - seems a bit perfunctory and for a number of books he fails to make it clear if the preface is the original one from the first edition or brand new, written especially for the Collected edition. This creates some confusion but it is not a big deal; for most of the special prefaces Mr Toole Stott is accurate and finely says that they contain important biographical and bibliographical information.

The only other fault of the book that comes to my mind is the lack of explanation about the mystery that surrounds the short story The Buried Talent. One of Maugham's finest works, it was first published in 1934 and, as most of his stories, in a magazine. But all others of Maugham's mature (written after 1920) short stories found place in any of his books including, finally, the definitive complete edition published for the first time in 1951 by Heinemann under the title The Complete Short Stories of W. Somerset Maugham. The Buried Talent, however, had to wait exactly fifty years for its first appearance in book form: the collection of uncollected writings by Maugham titled Traveller in Romance, edited by John Whitehead and first published in 1984. It seems very strange to me that so fine a short story as The Buried Talent was never published in book form during Maugham's life, apparently by his own accord. I would understand if it was for an early short story, written long before the First World War and rather immature and supercilious (Maugham's words), but The Buried Talent was written at the height of Maugham's powers as short story writer and, to my mind at least, it is a masterpiece that certainly deserves to be published. I find its absence from all of Maugham's books rather bewildering. Unfortunately, I am the only one who thinks so because neither Mr Toole Stott, nor Mr Whitehead (nor Messrs Morgan and Meyers, for that matter) offer any explanation whatsoever.
Ubranzac
This is basically a bibliography of the the editions of the books published by Maugham up to 1973. It was first published as Maughamiana a Bibliography of the Works of W. Somerset Maugham (1950). Due to the nature of bibliography, it is better to get the latest edition. For this version, there is an earlier one in 1956, but this latter issue (1973) is much more complete. It is definitely very useful for scholars and collectors alike.

The book is divided into several sections, with detailed information, description and on occasions interesting circumstances, on Maugham's first editions. Category B lists the subsequent collected editions, C consists of "Books and Pamphlets edited, or with contributions by W. Somerset Maugham", D of "Contributions by W. Somserset Maugham to periodicals", E of "Plays novelised or books dramatised by others", F of "Check list of works concerning W. Somerset Maugham", G of "Check list of periodicals concerning W. Somerset Maugham", and lastly, H with Appendices.

The index provides easy searches for individual stories' and/or books' history of publication. One shortcoming is its errors, which are nuisance at times but without big consequence. I have noted a few, but, unfortunately, forgot to mark them. Another blemish is by no means inherent in the work itself, which is the fact that the bibliography records only up to 1973. Nevertheless, in my search for Maugham's editions, I have come across obscure editions published before 1973 that do not appear in Stott's catalogue, with different colour binding and publishers.

In conclusion, I would highly recommend this book for those who are interested in Maugham's early editions. It provides a mine of information which otherwise would have been very time consuming to collect and verify, and a base for further research.