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Somerset Maugham: a biographical and critical study.

Richard Cordell

Somerset Maugham: a biographical and critical study.

by Richard Cordell

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Published by Heinemann .
Written in English


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ISBN 100434145009

"Somerset Maugham: A Biographical and Critical Study, Indiana University Press", , 2nd edition published as "Somerset Maugham: A Writer for All Seasons: A Biographical and Critical Study", Indiana University Press, Maugham has stated that he wants no biographies written about him, and the biographical part of this ""biographical and critical study"", although enriched with some first-hand materials, is not extensive and contains no salty personal revelations.

  Maugham was one of the most popular writers of the 20th century, and reportedly the highest paid author of the s. He died September 16th, at the age of 91 at his villa in the French Riviera. Books by W Somerset Maugham.   William Somerset Maugham was born at the British Embassy in Paris, France, where his father was an English lawyer handling the legal affairs of the British embassy. philosophy and German at Heidelberg University. In Germany, he wrote his first book, a biography of opera composer Giacomo Meyerbeer, and he met John Ellingham Brooks, with whom.

Unlock This Study Guide Now. Start your hour free trial to unlock this W. Somerset Maugham study guide and get instant access to the following. Biography; Critical Essays; Analysis; The Biography of Eileen Chang. Taipei: World Publisher, Cordell, Richard A. Somerset Maugham: A Biographical and Critical Study. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, Epstein, Jacob. "Is It All Right to Read Somerset Maugham?" New Criterion (November ):


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Somerset Maugham a Biographical & Critical Study Hardcover – January 1, by Richard A. Cordell Somerset Maugham: a biographical and critical study. book Richard A. Cordell. Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cordell, Richard A.

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Cordell at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products!End date: Somerset Maugham: a biographical and critical study by Cordell, cut out and laid in with information about communication between Richard cordell and somerset Maughan in Inside the book is a newspaper cutting about the author stuck on the fep, and on the title page 'For the Cottrells with many good wishes Richard Cordell.

Criticism and Biographies of Somerset Maugham. Unlike books written by Maugham, the dates listed here are the dates of the versions available, not of the books' first publication. Somerset Maugham. A Biographical and Critical Study () By Richard Cordell (Indiana University Press, ).

As the title suggests, it is about both Maugham's. A biographical and critical study. xii+(last blank) frontispiece portrait, plus 12 plates, bibliography; printed paper wrappers, slightly soiled and creased; edges of leaves faintly foxed; Heinemann, London, Uncorrected proof copy. *On the upper wrapper the title is misprinted as Somerset Maugham: A bibliographical and critical study.

Frederick T. Bason.A Bibliography of the Writings of William Somerset ft Library Editions. 78pp. Laurence et Maugham: A Guide.

Somerset Maugham, English novelist, playwright, and short-story writer whose work is characterized by a clear unadorned style, cosmopolitan settings, and a shrewd understanding of human nature. Maugham was orphaned at the age of 10; he was brought up by an uncle and educated at King’s School.

“Theatre” was my favorite book in my teens, I still could easily repeat the whole pieces of it by heart. Now I feel like to reread some other books written by Maugham. So frankly I was afraid to be disappointed with him after reading his biography.

And I relieved to admit - I am still find Somerset Maugham an extraordinary person/5(69). The Moon and Sixpence is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham first published in April 15th, It is told in episodic form by a first-person narrator, in a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character Charles Strickland, a middle-aged English stockbroker, who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an artist.

THIS "biographical and critical study" of Somerset Maugham by Richard A. Cordell will have to meet the charges so often leveled against the work of his subject: it is highly competent and.

An instinctive and magnificent storyteller, Somerset Maugham was one of the most popular and successful writers of his time. He published seventy-eight books -- including the undisputed classics Of Human Bondage and The Razor’s Edge -- which sold over 40 million copies in his lifetime.

Born in Paris to sophisticated parents, Willie Maugham was orphaned at the age of ten and brought. Despite being known for having homosexual tendencies, William Somerset Maugham entered into a relationship with Syrie Wellcome, who was the wife of Henry Wellcome, a renowned pharmaceutical entrepreneur.

After they had a daughter together, Henry sued his wife for divorce, following which Syrie and Maugham got married in The skeletal biographical narrative of Maugham’s life () is well-known.

Born in Paris to British parents, orphaned by age eleven, packed off to childless and emotionally distant. I have here zeroed in on one of Maugham’s most challenging short stories “The Book-Bag” which makes a study of the taboo subject in society – ‘incest’ with courteous reticence although never reducing the shock value associated with the subject.

“The Book-Bag” as a short story has a long history of critical. This is the only series to provide in-depth critical introductions to major modern and contemporary short story writers volume offers: - A comprehensive overview of the artist's short fiction -- including detailed analyses of every significant story-- Interviews, essays, memoirs and other biographical materials -- often previously unpublished-- A representative selection of.

In “Somerset Maugham: A Biographical and Critical Study” by Richard A. Cordell was published, and it included a discussion of the quotation immediately above. The biographer contended that Maugham’s comment was inspired by his exposure to the Maxims of La Rochefoucauld in his youth.

Somerset Maugham ( – ) 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. He was raised by an uncle, who tried to persuade the youngster to become an accountant or parson; Maugham instead trained as a doctor, although he never practised professionally, as his first novel.

The genius of Somerset Maugham is that it actually is both: one very well can get by perfectly find without losing the thread of the story, but the story of The Razor’s Edge is not just the story of Larry’s quest for meaning.

It is the central element unifying the various stories of the other far less interesting characters, but the funny.Cordell, Somerset Maugham: A Biographical and Critical Study, 2nd ed., Mic hael Dirda, “Selina Hastings’s The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham,” W ashington P ost. From Richard Cordell's Somerset Maugham.

A Writer For All Seasons. A Biographical and Critical Study (): At the end of one particularly ghastly day he fell and cut his head badly. The next day he fell again, and when Alan picked him up, he said, "Why, Alan.

I want to say thank you and goodbye." These were his last words.