William somerset maugham was born on january 25, 1874, in the british embassy in paris, france his mother was the socialite edith mary snell, and his father was robert orman maugham, a lawyer however, maugham endured a traumatic childhood - he was orphaned at the age of ten when his mother died . Isabel colegate: the razor's edge by somerset maugham vintage international, 2003, $1300 paper somerset maugham said of his own work that it was in the very top rank of the second rate. Source: a foreword to of human bondage, in selected prefaces and introductions of w somerset maugham, heinemann, 1963, pp 34-7 [in the following essay, published as a foreword to the first . 1 w somerset maugham (1874-1965) rain (1921) it was nearly bed-time and when they awoke next morning land would be in sight dr macphail lit his pipe and, leaning over the rail, searched the heavens for the southern cross. This third volume of maugham’s stories, introduced and selected by the author himself, contains the celebrated series about ashenden, a secret service agent in wwi based on maugham’s own experiences with the british intelligence service in switzerland, the stories are vignettes in which he .
Popular british novelist, playwright, short-story writer and the highest-paid author in the world in the 1930s, somerset maugham graduated in 1897 . Books by w somerset maugham, of human bondage, the moon and sixpence, collected short stories, the razor's edge, the magician, cakes and ale or the skeleton in the cupboard, liza of lambeth, the summing up. Maugham, william somerset born jan 25, 1874, in paris died dec 16, 1965, in st-jean-cap-ferrat, france british writer the son of a lawyer for the british embassy in . Browse through somerset maugham's poems and quotes 0 poems of somerset maugham still i rise, the road not taken, if you forget me, dreams, annabel lee william somerset maugham (25 january 1874 – 16 december 1965) was a british playwright, novelist an.
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. W 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. The latest news and features on novelist and playwright somerset maugham.
About w somerset maugham: william somerset maugham was born in paris in 1874 he spoke french even before he spoke a word of english, a fact to which so. Find out more about the life and works of british fiction writer and playwright somerset maugham, author of of human bondage , at biographycom. What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories points of view (1959) ch 1 what has influenced my life more than any other single thing has been my stammer had i not stammered i would probably have gone to cambridge . William boyd has nothing but praise for selina hastings's monumental and scholarly biography of w somerset maugham. William somerset maugham ch (/ˈmɔːm/ mawm 25 january 1874 – 16 december 1965) 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 1930s.
William somerset maugham, ch (/ m ɔː m / mawm 25 january 1874 – 16 december 1965), better known as w somerset maugham, was a british playwright, novelist and short story writer. Free online library: books by w somerset maugham - best known authors and titles are available on the free online library. Our new desktop experience was built to be your music destination listen to official albums & more. W somerset maugham, nice, france 73,924 likes 95 talking about this w somerset maugham is the bestselling author of such classic novele as of human.
In his day, w somerset maugham was most celebrated as a playwright, and the breadth of his ability is manifested in this collection of his most popular plays. This half-hour anthology series dramatized the works of prolific author somerset maugham originally titled teller of tales, the series would eventually be renamed somerset maugham theatre. Author w somerset maugham's complete list of books and series in order, with the latest releases, covers, descriptions and availability.