- Author:William Somerset Maugham
- Publisher:Audio Connoisseur; Unabridged edition (March 2002)
- Subcategory:Short Stories & Anthologies
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William Somerset Maugham was born in 1874 and educated at the King’s School, Canterbury and Heidelberg University
William Somerset Maugham was born in 1874 and educated at the King’s School, Canterbury and Heidelberg University. He spent some time at St Thomas’s Hospital as a medical student but was attracted from medicine to letters by the success of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth (1897), in which he drew on what he had seen in the district served by his hospital. Upon the appearance of The Moon and Sixpence (1919) his reputation as a novelist was established. He was at the same time a successful playwright, his last play, Sheppey, appearing in 1933. Apart from short stones, his work included essays, criticism, autobiography and travel books.
Author Bio for Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset)
Author Bio for Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset). Maugham's masterpiece is generally agreed to be Of Human Bondage, a novel that deals with the life of the main character Philip Carey, who, like Maugham, was orphaned, and brought up by his pious uncle. Philip's clubfoot causes him endless self-consciousness and embarrassment, echoing Maugham's struggles with his stutter and, as his biographer Ted Morgan notes, his homosexuality.
William Somerset Maugham, CH (/mɔːm/ MAWM; 25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965), better known as W. Somerset Maugham, was an English playwright, novelist, and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest-paid author during the 1930s. Both Maugham's parents died before he was 10, and he was raised by a paternal uncle who was emotionally cold. He did not want to become a lawyer like other men in his family, so he trained and qualified as a physician
William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874. He spoke French even before he spoke a word of English, a fact to which some critics attribute the purity of his style.
William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874. 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. For ten years before his first success, he almost l William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris in 1874.
Sixty-Five Short Stories. Author: Somerset Maugham. The Fall of Edward Barnard3. The Ant and the Grasshopper5. The Three Fat Women of Antibes8. Gigolo and Gigolette10. The Voice of the Turtle11.
The Force of Circumstance) William Somerset Maugham's collected short stories were published in four volumes by Penguin i. This is volume two, which contains 24 stories in 400 closely-printed pages, all told with the leisurely urbanity for which Maugham is renowned, the texts unfurling like the turbid rivers which flow past the planters’ bungalows in his tales of the Far East. She was sitting on the veranda waiting for her husband to come in for luncheon.
William Somerset Maugham (1874 ? 1965) took his reading material quite seriously. by William Somerset Maugham. One of Maugham's most famous short stories, Rain unfolds in a soggy tropical paradise marred by self-righteous hypocrites trying to force their moral beliefs on a girl who basically just wants to have fun. 3. Short Stories of William Somerset Maugham, Volume 2.
William Somerset Maugham. The Trembling of a Leaf, Little Stories of the South Sea Islands. William Somerset Maugham. The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia. East of Suez, a Play in Seven Scenes.
Somerset Maugham was the master of the short, concise novel and he. .William Somerset Maugham "I have never pretended to be anything but a story teller.
Somerset Maugham was the master of the short, concise novel and he could convey relationships, greed and ambition with a startling reality. The remote locations of the quietly magnificent yet decaying British Empire offered him beautiful canvasses on which to write his stories and plays. Maugham's English is clear and lucid and this makes his books easy to come to terms with. His works are often full of the basest, and yet more interesting, of the human vices but can still evoke the day to day feelings and emotions that allow us to understand and identify with his characters.
William Maugham was an English playwright, writer and novelist
William Maugham was an English playwright, writer and novelist. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and other facts related to his life. 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.
AN OFFICIAL POSITION To improve his lot, a prisoner in a French penal colony accepts an odious job...and the consequences.
RED This is a poignant love story of youth, beauty and the fleeting moments of ecstasy that pass away only too soon.
THE ALIEN CORN A young Jewish man devotes himself to the pursuit of music over the violent objections of his aristocratic family. As the family wrestles with its Jewish identity, the son flings himself headlong into the Bohemian world of performing artists.
THE VERGER When a lowly verger is fired because of his illiteracy, it turns out to be his lucky day.
MAYHEW A lawyer decides to make a clean break with his past and moves to Capri.
HOME After a lifetime of living abroad, a penniless old sailor finally comes home.
IN A STRANGE LAND While travelling in Turkey, a vacationer meets an extraordinary English woman.
Running Time: 4 hours 35 minutes