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8 edition of W. Somerset Maugham"s Introduction to modern English and American literature. found in the catalog.

W. Somerset Maugham"s Introduction to modern English and American literature.

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Published by The New Home Library in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English literature -- 20th century,
  • American literature -- 20th century

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR1149 .M28
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii p., 2 ℗ ., 618 p.
    Number of Pages618
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14075124M
    LC Control Number43051274

    The city state is the leading nation in South East Asia with regard to the service and industrial sector and it is also seen as the most important trading centre. Leaving these troubles behind him, he moved to Geneva to launch his career as a spy. Quiet and observant, Maugham had a good temperament for intelligence work; he believed he had inherited from his lawyer father a gift for cool judgement and the ability to be undeceived by facile appearances. The bad treatment mostly was not physically but psychologically.

    Maugham was one of the most popular writers of the 20th century, and reportedly the highest paid author of the s. The spy story is a relatively minor genre but Maugham certainly had an impact. People like him loved the free life in the unconventional East. Anyhow, in the s the mood of the people changed. Edith died of tuberculosis six days later on 31 January at the age of His brothers were away at boarding school by the time Maugham was three.

    He placed himself as close as he could to the information booth, just beyond the ring of people besieging the clerks One of Maugham's friends, describing the difference between Haxton and Searle, said simply: "Gerald was vintage, Alan was vin ordinaire. Two years after Maugham's mother's death, his father died of cancer. He seldom loses his temper on his travels, and he never seems bored.


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W. Somerset Maughams Introduction to modern English and American literature. book

Maybe this is the explanation for the better education and the higher life standard of the Chinese. Maugham had been writing steadily since the age of 20 and fervently intended to become an author, but because Maugham was not of age, he could not confess this to his guardian.

Fugitive Pleasures

Finally, although this is not discussed much by Hastings, Maugham had one more minor career — that of model. With that completed, he was eager to assist the war effort again. On this and all subsequent journeys he was accompanied by Haxton, whom he regarded as indispensable to his success as a writer.

W Somerset Maugham

But he likes the country and the Malays whose language he learnt to speak without accent. On this and all subsequent journeys he was accompanied by Haxton, whom he regarded as indispensable to his success as a writer. While much of the novel takes place in Europe, its main characters are American, not British.

He seldom loses his temper on his travels, and he never seems bored. Hunter S.

Rain: A Play in Three Acts, Founded on W. Somerset Maugham's Story,

In they were placed on loan to the Theatre Museum in Covent Garden. This ability is sometimes reflected in the characters that populate his writings.

For Maugham, the metaphor used to explain the shift from secure, conventional and inevitably boring marriage to unconventional, liberating passion is frequently that of travel, elopement, flight. Popular success, —39 Maugham early in his career.

Aged 91, he died in Maugham: "Collected short stories, Vol. Another reason for the sudden change of the public mood were writers that supported the idea of imperialism.

Influenced by the published journals of the French writer Jules Renardwhich Maugham had often enjoyed for their conscientiousness, wisdom and wit, Maugham published selections from his own journals under the title A Writer's Notebook in Maugham insisted the book was more invention than fact.

But Maugham had always been a very contratictory personality, no matter whether he talked about the motive of the author or the purpose of telling a story. He was born in Paris in as the youngest of six children of the solicitor to the British embassy. He was born at the British Embassy in Paris on January 25, Till the end of the Seven Years War in Spanish possessions in America, for example, were much more important with regard to their wealth and population Fieldhouse: "Kolonialreiche While in the US he was asked by the British government to make patriotic speeches to induce the US to aid Britain, if not necessarily become an allied combatant.

He conveyed the unrelenting heat of the former and the moist humidity of the latter equally well. In The Moon and Sixpence Charles Strickland chooses the latter — that is travel and a bohemian existence.

When the first Europeans came to Asia it was impossibe for them to take their wives along because of the risk and danger of such a journey, so they took natives as wives or at least mistresses Jennings:"The British Commonwealth Searle was a young man from the London slum area of Bermondsey and he had already been kept by older men.

Never losing the chance to turn real life into a story, Maugham made his spying experiences into a collection of short stories about a gentlemanly, sophisticated, aloof spy, Ashendena volume that influenced the Ian Fleming James Bond series.

With the Japanese victory over Russia in the attitude of the Asian people towards the dominating white race changed Trevelyan:"A shortened history Bywhen the collapse of France forced Maugham to leave the French Riviera and become a well-heeled refugee, he was already one of the most famous and wealthiest writers in the English-speaking world.

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I am a traveller at heart and am moved by books such as The Razor's Edge or Maughams other great piece, Of Human Bondage.

This book spoke to me and I believe would speak to just about anyone who reads it. The writing is exquisite although the beginning can be tough to get through it is worth the challenge/5(4). Oct 13,  · The book entirely dedicated to Maugham I will never read for sure is 'W.

Somerset Maugham - The Critical Heritage', no matter that it is edited by two great Maugham admirers, Anthony Curtis and John Whitehead. Few excerpts online were quite enough; positive or negative, they are equally pointless.

Plot-Subplot and Characterization in Somerset each of Maugham’s short stories typically was published in a British or American periodical as well as in a book-length collection Since