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  • Author:
    Ted morgan
  • ISBN:
    0671240773
  • ISBN13:
    978-0671240776
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    Simon & Schuster (March 24, 1980)
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    711 pages
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Ted Morgan (born March 30, 1932) is a French–American biographer, journalist, and historian. Morgan was born Count Sanche Charles Armand Gabriel de Gramont in Geneva.

Ted Morgan (born March 30, 1932) is a French–American biographer, journalist, and historian. He is the son of Gabriel Antoine Armand, Count de Gramont (1908–1943), a pilot in the French escadrille in England during World War II. Gramont is an old French noble family. After his father's death in a training flight, Morgan began to lead two parallel lives.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. At last there is a definitive biography of W. Somerset Maugham, one of the most remarkable and secretive literary figures of the twentieth century. Ted Morgan has penetrated the barriers which for years prevented the creation of a full portrait of this paradoxical writer - barriers set up by Maugham himself.

Ted Morgan told a good story using the subject matter of Wm. S. Burroughs life, but here with Maugham, however . I enjoyed reading this book. I have read many of Maugham's books and unusually for me, I knew little about him as a person before. Burroughs life, but here with Maugham, however, he succumbed to giving the reader too much detail. And, sadly, Maughma's life (at least the part I read) really wasn't all that interesting.

Author of An Uncertain Hour, Reds, My battle of Algiers, Maugham, Literary outlaw, FDR, Epitaph for kings, The strong brown go.

by. Morgan, Ted, 1932-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Maugham, W. Somerset, phy, Authors, English, Biography, Autobiography, Maugham, William Somerset, General, 20th century, (William Somerset),, 1874-1965, Biography, Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965. New York : Simon and Schuster. Uploaded on January 23, 2012. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

maugham by ted morgan. Published by Thriftbooks. This is my second bio of Maugham. Have been reading many of Maughams books for the last 60 years. com User, 12 years ago. This biography by Ted Morgan is both excellent and meticulous. Inside we find the life of a writer whose voluminous oeuvre, and length of life, would confound and demoralize a less ambitious person. Maugham was a diminutive, flawed man who created a legend that awes and dazzles to this day.

Ted Morgan captures the man, his work, and his friends-Allen Ginsberg and Paul Bowles among them-in this riveting .

Ted Morgan captures the man, his work, and his friends-Allen Ginsberg and Paul Bowles among them-in this riveting story of an iconoclast. Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Ted Morgan is the author of Maugham and FDR; his latest book is Valley of Death: The Tragedy at Dien Bien Phu That Led America into the Vietnam War. He lives in New York.

Maugham: A Biography. Have you read that book at all, Mr Morgan? I don't believe you did. In the very first lines of it Maugham says that it is possible that here and there he might be ''year or two out'' but he does not think it of any importance. Triad/Granada, Paperback, 1981. First published in 1980. The whole, long and varied, life of Somerset Maugham is there, year by year, month by month, even week by week sometimes, compiled from numerous meticulously numbered sources. The style is gripping, gossiping and absorbing.

Энн Морган считала себя хорошо начитанной, пока не обнаружила огромный культурный пробел на своей книжной полке. Среди большого количества английских и американских писателей было лишь несколько книг неанглоязычных авторов. Поэтому она поставила перед собой амбициозную цель: прочитать по одной книге из каждой страны мира за год. Сейчас она призывает и других англофилов прочитать переведённые работы, чтобы издатели работали усердней над включением жемчужин иностранной литературы в ассортимент своих магазинов. Исследуйте карты её литературного путешествия здесь: g. ed.

At last there is a definitive biography of W. Somerset Maugham, one of the most remarkable and secretive literary figures of the twentieth century. Ted Morgan has penetrated the barriers which for years prevented the creation of a full portrait of this paradoxical writer - barriers set up by Maugham himself, who asked friends to destroy his correspondence, and who instructed his literary executor not to assist any eventual biographers. Unlike most nineteenth century authors, Maugham took up writing as a full-time occupation. It made him a millionaire and filled his life with luxury and adventure. But behind his facade of success and excitement Maugham was an emotional cripple who could not come to terms with his own homosexuality. He married, in an Edwardian attempt to keep up appearances, yet carried on a 30 year love affair with Gerald Haxton. He died a lonely and embittered figure, alienated even from his family.

FireWater
This book is a very enjoyable treatment of the subject. It is not a literary biography, in the sense of an exegesis of each of the books, stories, and plays. It contains the briefest description of the major works only.

The author has an excellent, clear writing style. He does not write as a scholar with a thesaurus at hand, trying to impress fellow scholars.

I would strongly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in one of the prominent figures of twentieth century British literature. I intend to explore more of the author's canon.
Riavay
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This is my second bio of Maugham. Have been reading many
of Maughams books for the last 60 years. Most enjoyable.
Braned
I read this book over ten years ago and enjoyed it very much. Needless to say, I think the other reviewer's flameout is unjustified and says more about him than it does about the book. Ted Morgan is a very good choice as a biographer for Maugham because he is a Frenchman long resident in the US, and Maugham's first language was French, since he was born in Paris. His parents were British, but as was the custom, he had French nannies, so he grew up bilingual. When he was orphaned at age ten and moved to England, it was to him a foreign country. At school the other boys made fun of his imperfect English. He grew up in genteel poverty, accepted by the upper class but not really one of them, and thus lived as a virtual exile whether in England or France. He could move in all circles but didn't really belong anywhere, and his private homosexuality, still a crime then, also set him apart. He was perfectly situated to observe all classes of people, and his observant personality made him a natural writer. He knew a lot of intellectuals and could have been one but never wanted to be. He was comfortable as a commercial writer and it didn't bother him that the literary elite looked down on him. He is still being read while the literary lions of his day are already forgotten. If you haven't read "Of Human Bondage," you should, as soon as possible. Then I'm sure you will want to read "Moon and Sixpence," "Cakes and Ale," and much more. His essays are some of the best in English, lucid, humble, humorous and his opinions of other writers are dead on. I think Ted Morgan understands Maugham very well.
Topmen
If you have gotten much pleasure reading the works of W.Somerset Maugham as I have, you should not waste your money trying to find a copy of this book, as I did. Simply put, Morgan's work is a very well researched, poorly written,extremely negative account of Maugham's life. The entire book consists primarily of personal and professional attacks of every type imaginable on Maugham. Absolutely the worst biography I've ever read.