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Who Is Somerset Maugham

  • Glitteringly detailed and engagingly written, the magisterial Elizabeth I brings to vivid life the golden age of sixteenth-century England and the uniquely fascinating monarch who presided over it. A woman of intellect and presence, Elizabeth was the object of extravagant adoration by her contemporaries. She firmly believed in the divine...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2010
  • Mrs. Craddock est le premier tourbillon annonciateur du maelström des veuves où s'engouffre l'oeuvre de Somerset Maugham. La future Mrs. Craddock, Bertha Ley, jouit d'un vaste domaine, d'une belle rente et d'un nom illustre. Elle vit seule avec une tante dont l'esprit n'a rien à envier à Madame du Deffand. Bertha Ley se nourrit de Montaigne, de...

    Publisher : Le Livre de Poche
    published : 1994
  • This collection was designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an...

    Publisher : MobileReference.com
    published : 2010
  • A nine year old boy's mother dies shortly after the death of his father. He is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in a small East-Anglian village, where his uncle is vicar. This uncle holds the boy's significant inheritance for him until he comes of age, giving him unlimited power over the boy. The novel is considered a masterpiece, and is...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 1915
  • The Moon and Sixpence is a fictional novel heavily influenced by the life of French painter Paul Gauguin. The novel is told first-person, dipping episodically into the mind of the artist. Charles Strickland is an English stock broker, who leaves everything behind him in his middle age to live in defiant squalor in Paris as an artist. His genius is...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 1919
  • Maugham wrote The Magician after meeting the famous magician and occultist Aleister Crowly in Paris. He caricatures Crowly as the protagonist Oliver Haddo, a magician who is attempting to create life. Crowly later accused Maugham of plagiarism and Maugham added the foreword A Fragment of Autobiography, which is included in this edition.

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 1908
  • Set in England and Hong Kong in the 1920s, The Painted Veil is the story of the beautiful but love-starved Kitty Fane. When her husband discovers her adulterous affair, he forces her to accompany him to the heart of a cholera epidemic. Stripped of the British society of her youth and the small but effective society she fought so hard to attain in...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2011
  • Liza of Lambeth (1897) narrates Liza's last four months alive. She lives in a working-class area of London, and as the youngest of thirteen siblings she is left to look after their incompetent mother. She rejects a local suitor, but finds herself attracted to a mysterious stranger on a site-seeing trip. The novel gives insight into working-class...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2009
  • Liza of Lambeth (1897) was W. Somerset Maugham's first novel, which he wrote while working as a doctor at a hospital in Lambeth, then a working class district of London. It depicts the short life and death of Liza Kemp, an 18-year-old factory worker who lives together with her aging mother in Vere Street (obviously fictional) off Westminster Bridge...

    Publisher : MobileReference.com
    published : 2010
  • Of Human Bondage (1915) is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. It is generally agreed to be his masterpiece and to be strongly autobiographical in nature, although Maugham stated, "This is a novel, not an autobiography, though much in it is autobiographical, more is pure invention." Maugham, who had originally planned to call his novel Beauty...

    Publisher : MobileReference.com
    published : 2010