Somerset Maugham


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Noun1.Somerset Maugham - English writer (born in France) of novels and short stories (1874-1965)Somerset Maugham - English writer (born in France) of novels and short stories (1874-1965)
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1874: W Somerset Maugham, master of the short story, was born in Paris.
Initially acclaimed by Somerset Maugham and Anthony Burgess, soon after his death Lodwick's novels fell out of fashion and they have largely remained out-of-print since.
His first novel was published in 1973, winning a young Amis acclaim and the Somerset Maugham Award in 1974.
Raffles' flagship property in Singapore, which is marking its 130th anniversary, was a favourite with playwrights Somerset Maugham and Noel Coward and literary legend Rudyard Kipling.
Which Somerset Maugham novel takes its title from a remark by Sir Toby Belch in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night?
Somerset Maugham and Aldous Huxley in the undergraduate classroom; and Huxley as a political theologian.
Sadie Thompson, that naughty lady of Pago-Pago, has had the struggle over her soul dramatized innumerable times on stage and screen since Somerset Maugham created her in the 1921 short story "Rain.
BORN ALICIA Keys, singer, 1981, above SOMERSET Maugham, writer, 1874 VIRGINIA Woolf, journalist, 1882 DIED AVA Gardner, film actress, above AL Capone, gangster boss, 1947 ROBERT Shaw, conductor, 1999
The screenplay is based on the 1925 novel of the same name by W Somerset Maugham.
The 82-year-old found the copy of Ashenden by W Somerset Maugham as he was moving house.
Somerset Maugham was right when he wrote in his short story A Friend in Need: "For thirty years now I have been studying my fellow men.
Keats studied to be an apothecarist; Anton Chekhov and William Carlos Williams were both practicing and successful physicians; Primo Levi was a chemist; Somerset Maugham left medicine entirely to begin writing.

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